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C. N . C O M S T O C K , Pr e :

o. January 2,1914

To The Kansas City Clearing House Association
and the Asseciated Banks of Greater Kansas City
Gentlemen
In reply to your letter of December 27th
in regard to the location o a Federal Reserve BanK at your Ci$y,
w ill say that I will be pleased to assist you in any possible ^
to secure the same
I am personally acquainted with our United States Senitors,and several of our Congressman,and at your request I will
write them requesting thoir support in this matter.
Any thing further I can d© to help you secure the Reseat
ve Bank let me know and I will gladly respond.




Very truly

Cashler

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C a p i t a l & S u r p l u s | 100,000.°.°

A l b a n y , Mo.J a n u a ry 1 9 th , 191*.

ifcn.W.J.Stone.U.S.Senltor,
Washington, I). <3.
Bear Sir :~
Th« Banks

fcavo

*a*e application to have on a of the F e ^ r a l Reserve Banks locate*
in that 0ity,and as we are locate* in that territory,are interes­
ted in having one of the Banks located at that place,and write
you requesting your support and influence for Kansas C it y ,if you
can give it .




Sineerely

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STEPHENS UTHO.&ENG.CO. ST.LOUIS.

THOS. E S G E R

GEO. W> C L A R K

P R ESIDEN T

VICE ^R E S I D E N T

E. >
C A . ..»EfR

NO. 2636

CAPITAL
SURPLUS

$ 5 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .
$ 4 5 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .

January, 26, 1914.
Secrotary o f the Tref*3trry,
Washington^ D .C .
Sir;
in Hansas City’p Territory and therefore
desirious of having the very best connection possible
under the new Currency Law, for the advantages that it
offers, we beg to advise that it would be greatly to
our advantage to have one of the Federal Reserve Banks
in Kansas City.




p, o 1 r 17Z

RNI,

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IQmtitJirf M t l l x n x ,
Be l t o n ,M o .

Jan u a ry 5 , 1 9 1 4 .

Hon* W. J. S to n e ,
W ash in gto n , D. C.
D ear S i r : I d e s ire to s o l i c i t

f o r th e f i n a n c i a l i n t e r e s t s o f

W estern M i s s o u r i , y o u r i n f l u e n c e f o r t h e e s t a b li s h m e n t o f a
R e g io n a l Bank a s p r o v id e d by th e C u r r e n c y Law r e c e n t l y p a s s e d ,
a t K ansas G i t y , M i s s o u r i .
M is s o u r i Banks in W estern M i s s o u r i t r a n s a c t th e
p r i n c i p a l p a r t o f t h e i r b a n k in g b u s i n e s s i n K ansas C i t y .

It

would be e x t r e m e l y in c o n v e n ie n t f o r us in t h i s p a r t o f th e
sta te,

b e in g 25 m i l e s s o u t h e a s t o f K ansas G i t y ,

to t r a n s a c t

our b u sin e ss in S t . L o u is .
The t r u t h o f th e m a tte r i s , we do v e r y l i t t l d

bus­

i n e s s i n S t . L o u is and a r e r e a l l y n o t i n to u c h w i t h th e f i ­
n a n cia l in s t it u t io n s o f th at c i t y .
I t r u s t t h a t you may be a b l e t o c o n s i s t e n t l y le n d
y o u r e a r n e s t s u p p o r t to th e e s t a b li s h m e n t o f a
i n Kansas C i t y .




Y ou rs t r u l y ,

R e g io n a l Bank

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FIR ST N A T IO N A L BANK O F B E T H A N Y
C APITAL $40,000
SURPLUS
5,000
OLIN K I E S, P r e s i d e n t
M. L I N T H A C U M , V i c e - P r e s i d e n t
W. M. P L A N C K . C a s h i e r
C. E. P O L A N D , A s s i s t a n t C a s h i e r

f

B E T H A N Y , MO.,___ F O fry .

19l4_ -

S e c r e t a r y ifeAdoo,
W ash in gton * D. 0#
Doar S i p - ;
Wo a ro I n t o r o s t o d i n th o l o c a t i o n o f a R o g io n a l B N n r «
B an k, a t K an sas c i t y , Knowing t h a t t h o Vm I im m s i n t o r o s t s o f W orthwost
M i s s o u r i , w i l l bo much b o t t o r s s r v s d * i f wo a r o l o c a t e d i n t h o K an sas
C ity D is tr ic t*
Ws t a k e t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y t o c x p r t t s t o yo u o u r w i s h e s I n t h i s
m a t t e r , and t r u s t t h a t when f u j f H o n o ra b le Com m ittee h a s f i n a l l y d e c id e d
you w i l l s e a f i t

t o p l a o s n o r t h w e s t M i s s o u r i In th o K an sas C i t y D i s t r i c t ,

s o t h a t no ch a n g s w i l l h s f o r c e d upon t h s b u s i n e s s o f t h i s s s c t i o n o f
I

th s S ta ts *




R e e p e o tfu lly yours*
f h o F i r s t n a t i o n a l Bank o f B e t h a n y , Mo

C a sh io r.

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E D W A R D T O O M A Y , Vice-Pres’t.

J . R . D A L B EY ,

BRAYMER.MO..

S.F. F A R R A R , Cashier.

February 5, 1914.

Hon* W. (J* Me M o o , Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D* C.
Dear Sir:«
BelieTing that the Committee of
which you are the Chairman wish to receive the un­
biased ©pinion of the business public as to the most
logical location for one of the Reserve Banks soon to
be organized, and desiring to assist in this matter
w ill advise as fellows*
The writer w ill have been Cashier
of this bank 26 years the 14, in s t ., and during that
time, off and on, has kept a small balance at Chicago,
and St. Louis, but more than 99 % of our business is
and has been transacted at Kansas City, Mo*,
desire to see one located in that city*




Respectfully yours,

ou:

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(Dr. Jfirst jMaiunml 'Ifoitk
W.

R.
M.

LEE,
D.

PRESIDENT

T A1T, V ICE

FRED

PRESID EN T

W iq H S M A N ,

CAgHI

IRA

t a r y o f th e T r e a s u r y
in g'ton D. 0.
^ar S i r , 7/e w is h to add o u t p e t i t i o n f o r th e e s t a b ­
lis h m e n t o f a r e g i o n a l bank a t K ansas C i t y H o .,
7/e b e l i e v e t h a t i n as much as K ansas C i t y
r a n k s s i x t h i n b&nJc c l e a r i n g s i n tn e U n ite d s t a t e s , and i t s
l o c a t i o n and th e c o m m e r c ia l, i n u u s t r i a l and a g r i c u l t u r a l
i n t e r e s t s i n th e c o u n t r y s e r v e d b y K an sas C i t y
make i t c e r t a i n l y e n t i t l e d t o one ::r th e d i s t r i c t or r e g i o n a l
banlcs.
H e sp e c tfu lly ,




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a

I

PRes/o£NT.

WM M. WHITE,
J .N . CHAPMAN, V,cm P r £ * t .
WALTER O.HART, Ca s h i e r .

vVIN'( , S ( J A X j f
BRECKENRIDGE,MO.

^i-sVKSSo’ S.

February 7th, 1914.

\J)

O r g a n i z a t i o n Comm ittee,
F e d e r a l R e s e r v e B a n k in g System ,
W ash ington , B. C.

Y

•

G e n tle m e n :We v e r y much d e s i r e to go on r e c o r d i n f a v o r o f th e e s t a b li s h m e n t
o f a F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank i n K ansas C i t y , M i s s o u r i .

Itx is

th e n a t u r a l

g a te - w a y f o r t h i s g r e a t S o u th -w e s t c o u n t r y - and we f e e l t h a t i t would be a
mere p re su m p tio n on our p a r t to c i t e

c le a rin g s ,

sta tis tic #

or f i g u r e s of

.y s o r t i n favor o f th e s e n tim e n t we h ave to w ard s K ansas C i t y ,
h a v e a c q u a i n t e d yo u fully^ a lo n g t h a t l i n e .
of Missouri is una^ ^ ^ 8v^ ^ ^ ^ sas



f o r th ey

The se n tim e n t th ro u g h j h i s p a r t

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N. L. TR OSPER,

J O E C. R U S S E L ,

p re s id e n t

G E O R G E G. M c N E W ,

E

x c h a n g e

B

a n k

a s s is ta n t

of

B

c a s h ie r

c a s h ie r

r e c k in r id g e

B R E C K I N R I D G E , MO.
CAPITAL A N D SURPLUS, $39,0 00.00

H o n , W. 0*
R e s e r v e B oult O r g a n i s a t i o n C o w i t t e e ,
W a s h in g t o n ,

D. C.

D ear S i r ?
We a r e
o f th e

cities

in

f a n & r o f K a n s a s C l t | ^ i o « 9 b e i n g nam ed a s o n e

i n w h ic h a f e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank b e l o c a t e d ,

K a n s a s C i t y w o u ld s e r v e m o r e b a n k e r s i n
T h a n k in g y o u f o r

th is

a fa v o r a b le

s e c tio n

a s we b e lie v e

o f th e

cou n try *

c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f K ansas

C ity*




T ou rs v e r y t r u ly *

^5“gr *

'
C a s h ie r .

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R. L .

EELER, P b c .

HARR

ib e n t

iRKHAM, C a s h i k n

Savings t&aitk
trTi

C AP ITAL S T O C K , $25,000

1914

Brookf ie ld
xA.doo, Chairman,
Jrve Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n Com m ittee,
W ash in g to n , D. C.
My D ear S i r : Our bank i s on r e c o r d a s h a v in g e x p r e s s e d a
f o r th e l o c a t i o n o f a R e g io n a l Bank a t S t , L o u i s , M o .
...............................................mu.........

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m

m

’e r a n c e

—

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o f an a d d i t i.......
o n .a..—
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TT
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nniiirm
miiiiM
i|i»«i||i
a s we a r ^ r a F o r a b l y l o c a t e d i n n o r t h c e n trln .
be b e n e f i t e d by b o t h .

sat io n
so a s to

As t o our p r e f e r e n c e b etw een K ansas C i t y o r C h ic a g o
we would be d e c i d e d l y i n f a v o r o f K ansas C it y ,M o .
-- ....-- - m
m
m
V ery r e s p e c t f u l l y y o u r s




C a sh ie r.

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Jan 29,

7 '

191^.

The F e d e r a l Bank O r g a n iz in g Comm ittee,
W ash in gto n , D. C.
D ear S i r s : — We are g r e a t l y i n t e r e s t e d i n th e l o c a t i o n
o f a F e d e r a l Bank a t K ansas C i t y , Mo.

We are l o c a t e d

i n th e ForthC C e n t r a l p a r t o f M i s s o u r i on th e C. B.& Q.
R a ilro a d .
C ity .

At l e a s t JOfo o f o u r b u s i n e s s g o e s t o K ansas

Of th e re m a in in g J>0fo about 20fo g o e s to St L o u is

and th e rem a in d er to C h ic a g o .

P r a c t i c a l l y a l l o f ou r

s t o c k e r and f e e d e r t r a d e find o u r g r a i n , h a y , f l o u r and
f e e d t r a d e g o es to K ansas C i t y .
Our Banks h e re are' a u n i t i n f a v o r o f K ansas
C ity .
Yours t r u l y ,
F.: mmsg Savings Bank, Browning, Mo,

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J. B. R u
R . d 'e S t

s s e l l ,
e is u e r

V ice-P r e s .
, V ice-P r e s .

A. J.

A

l t h o u s e

, P

t. D . C o t t e y , T r e
f . M c G il l , A s

r e sid e n t

H.

T h e Ca m e r o n T r u s t Co m p a n y




C

a pit a l

S

u r p l u s

S

-

tock

-

-

$10 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0
-

3 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

C a m e r o n , M o .,

Jan. 2 6 , 1914 -.

Richard C. Menefee* Treas.,
Commerce Trust Co.,
Kansas City, Ho*
Dear Sir:In reply to your inquiry as to
our preference for membership in & Regional
Bank, would say that should the Committee see
fit to locate Banks in Chicago * St* Louis and
Kansas City* we would want to become a member
of the Kansas City Bank, as it is our natural
business out-let; the flow of business from
this section of the Country is naturally through
Kansas City*
We trust that Kansas City will be
successful in the efforts they are putting
forth to have one of these Banks located in
that City*
Very truly yours.

a s u r e r
s -t T r e a i

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J

THE

C .1 .FORD, P r e s i d e n t .

N S GOODRICH,V; ce -Pres .

J. H. B O T T H O F F , C a s h i e r .

H B. C O O P E R , A s s t . C a s h i e r

$

P A ID U P C A P IT A L

75,000.

E S T A B L IS H E D 1878

01am m m ,

Jan 'y 29th, 1914*

Hon© W. 6* McAdoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D* C.
My Dear Sir:We noticed by the press reports
that a delegation from St* Joseph* Mo. appeared
before you and represented that the banks loca­
ted north of the Burlington Railroad from St*
Joseph east through the State of Missouri desir­
ed to he included in a district vith Chicago*111*
We are positive they were not Jus­
tified in their assumption* Cameron is located if
practically in the corners of Clinton, Caldwell,
DeKalb and Daviess Counties, four countlesjmose
shipments of Cattle# Hogs, Grain and Hayytfre not
exceeded by any four counties In the State*
We firmly believe that sr Federal
ReserveJ&Mk l o c a t e d M i s s o u r i ,
would serve all in this territory better than
i f located at any other point*
Personally, we desire to be loca­
ted in
believe we.
are voicelng the wishes of a large majority of
the patrons when we say that Kansas City, on
account of the many advantages and large busi­
ness connections Is the logical point for one
of the Pederal Reserve Banks*
With the sincere hope that Kansas
City(s Just claims will not be overlooked*
and that your honorable body will locate one
of the Reserve Banks there in the near future*
we remain,
Very respectfully) y£#rp*

j ft

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N P

4-259

jjfT»

4r

C a m e r o x ,M o .

U J. ”

'J A -R A T H B U N i P r e s i d e n t .
j

W .A . C O N K L I N ,
W . A . H U N T , 2 t tS

j
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CAPITAL

f

V ice

Pr e s id e n t.

V ice

Pr e s id e n t .

H . F. L A W R A N C E , Ca s h i e r .

5 0 , 0 0 0 99

SURPLUS

|30,00 0 < ?°

Cam eron,M o., J a n . 2 6 t h , 1 9 1 4 .
To th e O r g a n i z a t i o n Committee o f th e
N a tio n a l R eserve A s s o c ia t io n ,
W a s h in g to n ,D ,C ,
Gentlem en;
We n o t i c e t h a t a t Kansas C i t y r e c e n t l y a b a n k e r o f N orth M i s s o u r i
te s tifie d
tr ic t.

t h a t a l l o f Nofckh. M is s o u r i s h o u ld be a t t a c h e d t o th e C h ica g o D i s ­

We s im p ly w ish t o s t a t e t h a t a s f a r as our b u s i n e s s i s c o n c e rn e d we

do from 8 t o 10 tim e s a s much b u s i n e s s fr ith K ansas C i t y a s we do w it h C h ic a g o .
We would v e r y much r e g r e t i t




i f we w ere p l a c e d i n th e C h ic a g o d i s t r i c t .

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OF C A RROL LTON
W .E .

HUDSON,

ALVIN

CAPI TAL STOCK $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0
SURPLUS $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

Pr e s t .

G O O D S O N . V iC e - P r e s t .

H. B U N G E N S T O C K , C a s h i e r
H. B. A U S T I N , A s s t . C a s h i e r

January E?th.-19X4>,

Organiaatien Committee,
Federal Reserve Banks,
WashingtentD *C•»

Gentlemen-:
I netioe,when yen were in Kansas City
helding yeur zneeting#saae ene frem St♦Jeseph,Me.
claimed that Herthwest Misseuri wa* better served
by Chicage than by Kansas City,Me,
Carrellten is sixty-six (66) miles Bast,
and little Herth frem Kansas City,and One hundred
(100)

miles Seutheast frem St.Joseph.
I can speak fwr^thls, Carrell Ceunty,that

we hare very little business eenneotien with Chiaage;
Eighty (80) per oemt ef eur Cattle and Hegs ge t#
Kfcxsas City,!fe*;the ether twenty (20) per cent abeut
evenly divided between St .Xeuis and Chieage.

Onr Wheat

is abeut evenly divided between Chioage and St .Lexiis;
s eme t e Kansas City, Me. ,
fhere is n ’ t a Bank in this Ceunty that has
net an aeceunt in Kansas City,Me.

Our Chieage aooeunt

is very small and that is true ef all eur banks in
Carrell Ceunty.

If any ef eur Bank sheuld want an

aooemmsdatien they weuld ge te Kansas City.




We keep

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NO. 4 0 7 9

OF CARROL LT ON
W . E . H U D S O N , Pr e s t
A L V I N G O O O S O N . Vice-Prest.
H. B U N G E N S T O C K , Cashier

J

CAPI TAL STOCK $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0
SURPLUS $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0
V
'
T

H . B . A U S T I N , A s s t . Cashier

Organization Committee.Federal Reserve Banks
#2 .
three (3) times as much money in Kansas City as in
St.Lou is.
I an satisfied you will find Hortwest
Missouri all a lik etdo mast af their business in
Kansas City,and would rather be in Kansas City
territory than in either Chicago or S t .Louis.




Yours very truly,
■
■
//a
Y / & 'l-Y '

President•

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J
i son ff.W ilcoxson, President.
Jo/m I. WUcoxmn. Vice President.

PA I D U P C A P I T A L $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 .
SURPLUS $ 3 8 , 0 0 0 ° °

Hiram J . Wilcox son, Cashier
Jackson W ilroxson,Asst. Cashier

Hon. William J. Stone,
Washington, I). C.
Bear S ir :*
I presume that it is hardly necessary for
me to call your attention to the great import­
ance to Kansas City and its vicinity that a
National Reserve Bank he located in Kansas City.
Kansas City being one of the great gate­
ways to the South West, and being a financial
center, in the heart of one of the largest and
best agricultural countries in the world, also in
a great mineral and timber belt, it is srery essen­
tial that one of these banks be located at Kansas
City, and I trust that you will be good enough to
lend your support and good influence toward secur­
ing the location of one of these banks in Kansas
City.




Yours truly,

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TTiram'J.W ilcoxson, Cashier
Jacksonw ilcoxson, Asst. Cashier

PA I D U P C A P I T A L $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 .
SURPLUS $ 3 8 ,0 0 0 ° °

f/a$ri.son 77. W ilcox.son,Pre.sA.nl.

John I Wilc0XS07l,Vice President:

Hon. W i l li a m G. McAdoo,
F e d e r a l Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n Comm ittee,
W ash in gton , D. C.
Dear S i r
In b e h a l f o f K a nsa s C i t y a s a
F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank l o c a t i o n ,

I w ish to s t a t e

t h a t C a r r o l l t o n i s d i s t i n c t l y w i t h i n th e Kan­
s a s C i t y d i s t r i c t and c o u ld be b e s t s e r v e d by
a R e g io n a l Bank l o c a t e d a t K a n sa s C i t y .
at C a rro llto n ,

Banks

as w e l l a s a l l o f th e Banks in

C a r r o l l C o u n ty, keep th e p r i n c i p a l p a r t o f t h e i r
r e s e r v e s i n K a n sa s C i t y ,
C h ica go sh o u ld n ot Q£ c o n s id e r e d to
serve th is s e c tio n .

The a c c o u n t s k e p t a t C h ic a g o ,

compared w i t h th o s e i n K an sas C i t y ,
to n and C a r r o l l C o u n ty,

from C a r r o l l ­

are very sm a ll.

A d ire ct

r e m it t a n c e t o C h icag o from t h i s Bank, o t h e r than
a c o lle c tio n i s very r a r e .

Our d a i l y b a la n c e w i t h

our C h ica go c o r r e s p o n d e n t w i l l n ot ex c eed $ 5 0 0 0 .0 0 .
C o l l e c t i o n s on C h ic a g o , when accom panied by B i l l o f
L a d in g ,
c re d it.




a r e Bent t o C hicago f o r c o l l e c t i o n and
C h icago ite m s drawn on fir m s o r i n d i v i d u a l s

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RAI D U P C A P I T A L $ 2 0 0 , 0 0 0 .

H arrison, If . Wilcoxson, Pre,sident.

'JohnI. WitcoXSOH, Vice President.

H iram J. Wilcoxson, Cashier
Jackson Wilcoxson,Asst. Cashier

SURPLUS $ 3 8 ,0 0 0 ° °

#2.
a r e s e n t d i r e c t to C h ic a g o .
on C h ic a g o , New Y o r k ,
are p r in c ip a lly

C o lle c tio n s o f d ra fts

S t . L o u is and l o c a l Banks

s e n t to K ansas C i t y .

K ansas C i t y g e t s t h e p r i n c i p a l p a r t
o f our l i v e

s t o c k p r o d u c t and i s c h i e f l y lo o k e d

to a s our n e a r e s t and b e s t banking c e n t e r .

It

i s my o p i n io n t h a t t h e banks i n t h i s

immediate

v i c i n i t y keep more th an 60fo o f t h e i r

b a la n c e s

w i t h t h e i r K an sas C i t y c o r r e s p o n d e n t s .

T h is

s e c t i o n l o o k s to K a n sa s C i t y as i t s R e g io n a l
B a n kin g c e n t e r ,

and I t r u s t t h a t you w i l l co n ­

s i d e r them f a v o r a b l y *




Y o u rs t r u l y ,

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Union Tpuh I 4'oiupaiiv
Dec* 31, 1913.
Jerome Thralls, E sq .,
Mgr. Kansas City Clearing House A ssn .,
Kansas City, Mo.
My Dear Sir:
Your favor of the 27th. received in regard to the
Federal Reserve Bank to be located in Kansas City and beg to
advise that we have taken the matter up as directed.
Our Congressman is now home and we will see him in
person.

We hope that you will be successful in getting one

of these banks located in your city.

We feel that no city

in the United Stated wouldbe more entitled to or need one
of these banks more than Kansas City.




Very truly yours,

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^ S T A L E Y , P r e s 't .

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WESTERM. UNION
S®§

3

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TELEG R AM

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750

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THEO. N, VAIL, PRESIDENT

r e c e iv e d a t
203

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Wyatt Building, Cor. 14thandFSts., Washington, D.C.
24

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OPEN

EXTRA

CARTHAGE MO MARCH 16 1914
W G MCAOOO
/ "’
CHAIRMAN WASHINGTON DC
WE RESPECTFULLY URGE THE LOCATION OF A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
"

v i B C B lV B B

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
BANK OF CARTHAGE
CARTHAGE NATIONAL BANK
UNION TRUST COMPANY
CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK



MAR 17 1914
Res, Bank Org Committee
722 PM

Form 168

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W .W . E D G E R T O N , P r e s i d e n t
J O S . C .M IN T E E R .V ic e P r e s i d e n t
R .F . M CN A L L Y , C a s h i e r
j

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

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Capital$150,000.00

J a n u a ry 2 7 , 1 9 1 4 ,

K ansas C i t y C l e a r i n g House A s s o c i a t i o n ,
K ansas C i t y , Mo.
Dear S i r s : —
The f i r s t we h e a r d i n C h i l l i c o t h e o f th e
n o r t h e r n p a r t o f M i s s o u r i b e in g p l a c e d i n a f e d e r a l
r e s e r v e ban k d i s t r i c t o f w hich C h ic a g o s h o u ld be
th e r e s e r v e c i t y was l a s t week when i t was s u g g e s t e d
b y S t . Joseph b a n k e r s a t th e h e a r i n g o f th e Organ­
i z a t i o n Committee i n C h ic a g o .
The f i v e b an ks o f t h i s c i t y w ere c o n s u l t e d
b y me a s to t h e i r p r e f e r e n c e i n th e m a t t e r and i t was
th e unanimous opinion^ w e want to b e i n a d i s t r i c t
w it h th e r e g i o n a l r e s e r v e bank i n t h i s s t a t e . Our
b u s i n e s s r e l a t i o n s w it h C h ica g o a r e c o m p a r a t i v e l y
so s l i g h t t h a t i t w ould be i n c o n v e n i e n t , u n s a t i s ­
f a c t o r y , u n s u i t e d f o r o u r n e e d s , and e x t r e m e l y
d i s t a s t e f u l to us to be p l a c e d i n th e C h ica g o
d is tric t.
As f a r a s we can l e a r n , t h i s a g i t a t i o n
seems to be c o n f i n e d to th e c i t y o f S t . Joseph
and we c e r t a i n l y a r e n o t i n sympathy w it h th e
movement, w hich w ould v e r y l i k e l y work a h a r d s h i p
on b anks o f o u r s i z e and l o c a t i o n i f s u c c e s s f u l .




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C h illic o t h e , M isso u ri.

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C H R IS m E H N E R , P r e s id e n t
G E O .'

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G E .V ice P r e s t .

-O K S H IE R , Ca s h i e r

W m . C . S O E H N E R / A S s t Ca s h .

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T. C. BEASLEY, P r e s i d e n t .
JNO.T. M ILBANK,V ice President .

K A R L M. B L A N C H A R D , C a s h i e r .
H. K. R O C K H O L D , A s s t . C a s h i e i r .

la s
C A PIT A L $ 10O, O O O 22 S U R P LU S $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 ° °

Hon. W. G. kcAdoo, Chairman
R e s e r v e Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n C om m ittee,
W ash in gto n , D. C.
D ear S i r : —
We n o t i c e from th e n ew sp a p ers t h a t a t
th e h e a r i n g i n K ansas C i t y l a s t F r id a y a S t .
Joseph w i t n e s s t e s t i f i e d t h a t a m a j o r i t y o f th e
b an ks n o r th o f th e B u r l i n g t o n R a i l r o a d th ro u gh
M i s s o u r i d e s i r e d to be in c lu d e d in a / f i i s t r i c t
w i t h C h ic a g o
We f e e l t h a t Kansas Cl t v / would, be the
most c o n v e n ie n t p l a c e t H r f s ..W f
re g io n a l
ban k l o c a t i o n , th e g r e a t e r p a r t o f our b u s i n e s s
i s h a n d led th ro u g h our two c o r r e s p o n d e n t s a t
t h a t p l a c e , f o r i n s t a n c e d u r in g th e month o f
Decem ber, l a s t , K ansas C i t y h a n d led $ 8 4 ,2 8 1 .6 5
o f our t r a n s i t i t e m s ,
5 2 ,4 1 6 .4 2
C h ic a g o h a n d led
2 1 ,8 9 8 .5 9
S t . L o u is
3 V V F F 7 f 5 S 3 New York l e s s th a n $1000.00.
o f our s t o c k sh ip m en ts d u r in g December 1913
JAN 3 11914 wer3 h a n d le d th ro u g h Kansas^ C i t y .




C h i l l i c o t h e h as a b o u t 7000 p o p u l a t i o n ,
.a&f two n a t i o n a l bank and t h r e e s t a t e banks* Both
s bank and th e o t h e r n a t i o n a l bank has made a
a p p l i c a t i o n t o j o i n th e s y s te m .
The t h r e e s t a t e
banks w i l l n o t a p p l y , we u n d e r s t a n d .
C h illic o th e
i s ab o u t 75 m i l e s from Kansas C i t y , 225 m il e s
from S t . L o u is and ab ou t 400 m i l e s from C h ic a g o .
We p r e f e r K ansas C i t y f i r s t f o r a
R e s e r v e Bank and S t . L o u is second f o r our d i s t r i c t
r a t h e r th a n G h ica go

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W .H .^ L L E T T ,

Pres.

t

F. B . B R A D Y , V . P r e s .

of

£ LL E TT,

C h il l ic o t h e ,M o .

C A P I T A L $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 99
S U R P L U S # 2 5 , 0 0 0 99

C h illic o th e ,M o .,F e b .5 ,1 9 1 4 .

O r g a n i s a t i o n C om m ittee,
F e d e r a l R e s e rv e B a n k s,
W ash in gto n , D. C.
Gentlemen:-*
I "beg t o a d v i s e y o u r Committee t h a t t h e /
unanimous p r e f e r e n c e o f th e s h a r e - h o l d e r s and o f m c e r s
o f t h e P e o p le s S a v in g s Bank i s f o r K an sas C i t y ^ f o r t h e
l o c a t i o n o f t h e F e d e r a l R e se rv e Bank f o r t h i s d i s t r i c t
a s a g a in s t . S t . L o u is o r C h ic a g o .
Our n e a r e s t d i s t a n c e b y r a i l r o a d to K ansas
C i t y i s about s e v e n t y - f i v e m ile s .

The g r e a t b u l k o f

b a n k in g it e m s from C h i l l i c o t h e a r e c l e a r e d t h r o u g h th e
K an sas C i t y b a n k s .




Y e r y much more o f t h e p r o d u c t s o f

t h i s s e c t i o n go t o Kansas C i t y th a n t o any o t h e r m a r k e t.
S v e r y b u s i n e s s c o n s i d e r a t i o n makes Kansas C i t y o u r
o verw h elm in g c h o i c e .
Y o u rs v e r y t r u l y ,

Cashier.

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GEO. /s
W .E .P /..

ONER,
JN,

PAUL

Presid en t.

D ^K IT T ,

A tto rney.

J . E . L O W D E H , V ice P r e s id e n t .
J A 5 . G R A H A M , A- s s t . C a s h i e r .

C a s h ie r .

C A P IT A L $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 ,

S U R P L U S AND P R O F IT S $15,000.

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Hon;W. 6. MeAdoo, Chairm an,
R e s e rv e Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n ,
W ash in gto n , D. C.
Dear S i r : From p r e s s r e p o r t s I n o te t h a t a d e l e g a t i o n from
S t . J o s e p h , M o., h ave t e s t i f i e d t h a t th e banks N orth o f th e
B u r l i n g t o n i R a i l r o a d d e s i r e d to toe in c l u d e d i n a d i s t r i c t
w i t h C h ic a g o .

T h is i s n o t th e c a s e w it h th e hanks o f

t h i s p l a c e , as no town c o u ld s e r v e us a s w e l l a s K a n s a s Cifc
The r e c o r d s o f th e C h ic a g o , M ilwaukee & S t . P . R y . ,
a t t h i s p l a c e show t h a t f o r th e e i g h t months e n d in g w i t h D ec. 3 1 s t .
la s t,

t h e r e were 249 c a r l o a d s o f s t o c k and g r a i n s h ip p e d from

t h i s p o i n t and t h a t 95^ o f a l l such shipm ent w ere c o n s ig n e d to
Kansas C i t y .

W h ile t h i s "bank c a r r i e s b a l a n c e s a t C h ic a g o ,

S t . L o u is and New Y o r k , o v e r o n e - h a l f o f our e n t i r e b u s i n e s s i s w it h
Kansas C i t y .
T h is in f o r m a t i o n i s f u r n i s h e d you w it h o u t s o l i c i t a t i o n .
We p r a y y o u r h o n o r a b le body t h a t one o f th e F e d e r a l
R e s e r v e Banks be l o a c t e d i n Kansas C i t y , and b eg to rei^ain,




V e ry r e s p e c t f u l l y y o u r s ,
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C a sh ie r.

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D R . 1'
R.

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G IB B IN S ,

PRESIDENT.

W.

iN , v ic e -p r e s id e n t.




L

FRED

7806

CAPITAL,$ 50,000.00
SURPLUS AND PROFITS , $20,000.00

C l i n t o n , M o .,

January
the
S e v e n t h
1 9
1 4

Hon. Y<in. J. Stone,
Washington, D* C*
Dear Sirs
We sincerely hope that you can see
your way c le a r to support Kansas C ity for a
Regional Reserve Bank.

We w i l l not impose

upon your time by giving the many reasons why
we thitik Kansas C ity should have one.

We

know that you are p e r fe c tly fam iliar with them
already#
Tours t r u ly ,

C a s h i e r
D

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Y N T E R ,

cash ier

O L S O N , A s s ’t

Cash.

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Form 163

UNION

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W
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ILE, V ic e P r e s id e n t
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O R V I L L E A. G R I F F E Y , CASHIER
S I D F. T H O M S O N . A S S T C A S H I E R

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C A P IT A L . $ 3 5 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

SURPLUS, $ 7 ,0 0 0 .0 0

COWGILL, MO.

Decemberv twehty seven,
19

13.

IN BE FEDERAL RESERVE BAHK.

Hon- W.J.Stone,
Washington, D .C .
My Dear Sir : •

I wish to congratulate you

on the passage of the Currency B il l . I think it
a great piece of legislation.
Now I want to ask that you be kind enough to
use whatever influence you may relative to having
one of the Federal Banks in Kansas City.
We must acknowledge that Kansas City is the
gateway to the great Southwest and is the logical
place for one of the banks. An investiagtion will
prove what I have said and personally I would be
glad to see one of the Federal Banks in Kansas City.

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O R V I L L E A G R I F F E Y . CASHIER
S I D F. T H O M S O N . A s s t C a s h i e r

J, W . R I C E . P r e s i d e n t

W.
IL E , V ice P re s id e n t
A . b . w»ST. V i c e P r e s i d e n t

it
C A P IT A L , $ 3 5 , 0 0 0 . 0 0

SURPLUS, $ 7 ,0 0 0 .0 0

COWGILL, MO.

January twenty twenty nine,
19

14.

IN RE ESTABLISHING RESERVE BANK IN KANSAS CITY.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hon. William G. McAdoo Cahirman,
Organization Comittee Reserve Bank,
Washington, D .C .
Dear Sir

Having sent ^rou telegram some time

ago in regard to Kansas Cit^r as being i f cx a logical
place for one of the Federal Reserve Banks. I am frank
in saying that Kansas City must have one of the banks
or this territory will suffer;for it certainly would
throw business out of its natural trend to put us in
the territory of any other city. Our relations as to
live stock and other branches of commerce are practica­
lly all with Kansas City. It must be acknowledged by
all thatKansas City is the GATEWAY to the great SouthWest and that it is destined to become greater and
greater in the near future. Kansas City deserves one
of the Banks and can not handle the business in its
territory without it.
Yours very truly,
First National Bank, Cowgill, Mo.
Cashier*

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Form 1864

WESTE

66

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THEO. N. VAIL, PRESIDENT

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Jany• 29, 1914

Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen;
As President of the First National Bank 1 feel it ay duty to use
- my influence towards assisting in having a.Federal Reserve Bank estab­
lished at Kansas Cii.y, Ko. because 1 sincejpg^y believe it to be a logical
|>oiiit being surrounded as it is by the veryvSection of country in the United
States •
It has been recognized for a number of years by a majority of the banks
Which encircle it as being the financial center for their banking business
and naturally where it should remain . It is my opinion that you w ill exv #erienee no trouble in placing the Stock of the Institution «
£ t also has the rail-road facilities which makes it very desirable and easy
r^o f access and last but not least in »y estimation it will make a Reserve
Bank very prosperous «
Knowing you will give due delibera' *
................
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City getting one of the Banks , 1



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C o o k & Y e n <il l B a n k
Ga l t ,M is s otiki.
(January 26th, 1914.
Committee of Organization,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:We helieve that this Northwest Missouri could best be
served by a Federal Reserve Bank at Kansas City*

We believe the

banks in this vicinity keep their largest balances in Kansas City.




Very truly youts,

c+XJ
Cashier.

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99029.
E.S.PFEI FFER, P r e s i o e n t .
R.S.TAY LOR, V i c e P r e s i d e n t .
T.S.HARDINGER, C a s h i e r .
C.B.DAV IS , Assfr C a s h i e r .

d ir e c t o r s :

E.H.CHAPLIN.
H .H .BR ADF O R D.
H.G.H OWE S.
E.S.PFEIFFER.
W.LTAYLOR.
J.W.MUNCY.
R.S.TAYLOR.
L.J. PIERCE.
J .H .C U S T E R .

NSW ERI
FEB 5 W4

January 30th 1914.
Hon. W.G.McADoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organisation Cowsitee,
Wa shington,
Dear Sirs -

In re

into ReserT© Bank difltriota

D . C.
the division of the U .S .
will say that we very aud

prefer that a Reserve Bank toe located at Kansas C lt y /M o .
and that we be placed in that district, first for our eonIA

venience, as i t h e *ost convenient for service and serves
more territory than does St. Louis , or OaaJha, in fact is
the Gate-way to the western states, that is Oklahoma, North
Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, also Western Iowa,Missouri, and
Arkansas.

We are very frank to say that we can get much

befcter service from Kansas City, thafl. fro* either St. Louis
or Ohicago, and believe that this section of Missouri would
all be much better pleased

to have the Reserve Bank al^

Kansas City, and very earnestly ask that you give that
City due consideration,believing that when you do you w i l l
have no hesitancy in locating a Bank there.




Very respectfully,

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HEMRY, President
R. E. GIBSON, Cashier

J. C. HAYNIE, Vice President
HENRY GEL, Vice President
MYRTIE B. FIELDS, Assistant Cashier

The Farmers and Merchants Bank
CAPITAL $25,000.00

Hamilton, M o., ...January........... 19.14*__ 191 ......

Hon. w*Q. MoAdoo,
Chairman Reserve Barik Organization Com*,
W ashington, D .c .

Dear S i r : At the recent hearing at K&nsa3 City on) the location
©f Reserve Banks, the newspapers report t h a t T M E e r of banks in
«
this section of the state had announced themselves as desirous of
being im luded in the Chicago district. We think this is a mistake
/
on the part of thosjrwlio made this statement, as the consensus of
opinion among banldf which we have interviewed in this section, is
that Kansas City /should be favored.
We hope in the consideration of the location of Reserve Banks,
that Kansas City will be favored.




Yours very truly,

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CAPITALS

PROFITS

f 1 0 0 .0 0 0 .0 0

J a lly

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2 6 ttl,

191^

Mr. J . ¥. Perry, Pres,,
S .¥ .National Bank of Commerce,
Kansas City, Missouri.
Dear sir:At our Board meeting recently, we adopted
tlie resolution relative to "becoming a member bank of the
Federal Reserve Bank to be located in our district.
It would have pleased us if we could have add^v
ed a qualifying clause, making our membership c o n tin g **^
m b on the selection of Kansas City as one of the Cities
to have such a bank.
It is our wish that Kansas City may be selected
and that all of Wes tern Missouri be included in the dis­
trict.
All our surplus products, or practically a ll,
shipped to Kansas City and we depend up on Kansas City
for all our needs.
As you know we are located just 50 miles due east
of St. Joseph, and located on the Burlington main line to
Chicago, yet we have very little business with Chicago,
and Kansas City is the center around which our transact­
ions nenter and to which we send our remittances.
It would be very inconvenient if we were put
in the Chicago district, and as our customers are all fann­
ers, practically, with shipments all going to Kansas City,
we should perhaps consider the matter of merging into a
Trust Company rather than change our connections to Chi-




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CAPITAL $ 6 0 , 0 0 0

SURPLUS $ 5 0 ,0 0 0

HAMILTON, MISSOURI

J&-TI. 38th 1914.

R. 0. Memefee, Ks^. ,
Tre&a. Commerce T ru st C o . ,
Kansas C i t y , Mo.
My Dear Mr. M enefee:
We have n o t ic e d in the p r e s s r e p o r t s o f the h e a rin g s
b e f o r e the F ed era l R e se rv e Bank L o c a tin g Committee ju s t r e c e n t l y
h e ld in your c i t y th a t J. 0 .

S ch n eid er o f Bt. Joseph favors* having

S t. Joseph and a a t r ip o f N orth ern M is s o u ri a tta ch e d to the
C h icago d i s t r i c t .
That is n ot a t a l l the sen tim en t o f H am ilton , M is s o u r i,
b a n k e rs, nor do we b e l i e v e

i t to be the sen tim en t o f but v e ry few*

i f nay, o f the bankers th rou gh ou t t h is s e c t i o n o f the s t a t e .
As a S ta te bank we are c o n s id e r in g the a d v i s a b i l i t y o f
jo i n i n g the F e rd e ra l R eserve r?ank System but we a re cju ite su re we
sh ou ld n ot ca re to do so u n le s s th e re sh ou ld be one o f th e banks
lo c a t e d

in e it h e r g t . L ou is o r Kansas C i t y , and as betw een the two

we sh ou ld v e ry much p r e f e r Kansas C it y .

We would f e e l more a t home

in Kansas C ity and s u r e ly Kansas C ity would know us b e t t e r .




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T O N , V IO I PR ESID EN T

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SURPLUS $ 5 0 ,0 0 0

Mi s s o u r i

February 13th 1914,

§ H |W f . G. McA<j^6 , Chairman,
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^#€serve Bank organization Committee,
Washington,

D. C.

Dear Sir:
We have followed with considerable interest 1;he hissings
held by the Beaerve Bank Organizatin Committee in the vkrious cities
of the country*
For this section of the country there can, of cotjfse, be
only three choices— Chicago, St. Louis, and pandas C i t y ^ a n d our
unqualified choice from all standpoints is Kansas Cit;
We notice a desire on the part of St. Joseph that that city
and this section of Missouri be attached to Chicago*

We do not be­

lieve that that desire is shared in^but very few of the country

A

banks of this section of the state.




Respectfully submitted.
Hamilton Savings Ba

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held by the Reserve Bank Organizatin Committee in the Vkrious cities
of the country*
For this section of the country there can, of course, be
only three choices— Chicago, St, Louis, and pandas C i t y , / and our
unqualified choice from all standpoints is ^ a n s a a C it ;
We notice a desire on the part of St. Joseph that that city
and this section of Missouri be attached to Chicago*

We do not be~

lieve that that desire la shared in^but very few of the country

A

banks of this section of the state.




Respectfully submitted.
Hamilton Savings Ba

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FARMERS EXCHANGE BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $ 2 0 .0 0 0 .0 0

O F F IC E R S :
E . E . H u m p h r e y s , pres Y.
F . C . T h u r l o . v ic e p r e s t .
G eo.

T, M o b e r ly . vice p r e ^ t,

H a r r y 6 . M o b e rly , c a s h ie r
M e r y l C .M o b e r ly , assTcash’r

Hu

m p h r e y s ,M o .

u p o rrn

January 27th* 1914*

W.Cr, MeAd o o , Chairm an,
R eserv e Bank O r g a n iz a tio n C om m ittee,
W ash in gton , B .C .
S ir :We n o t ic e from p r e s s r e p o r t s th a t a t a h e a r in g o f th e f e d e r a l
R eserve Bank O r g a n is a tio n Committee h e ld in Kansas C i t y , Mo. on th e 23rd.
l a s t . , a d e l e g a t i o n from S t . J o s e p h , Mo.

appeared b e f o r e your com m ittee

and made th e sta tem en t th a t th e banks l o c a t e d n o rth o f th e B u r lin g t o n
B a ilr o a d th ro u g h M is s o u r i, d e s ir e d t o be in c lu d e d in a f e d e r a l R eserv e
d i s t r i c t w it h C h ica g o .
a b a c o u n tr y bank l o c a t e d

in th e above m en tion ed d i s t r i c t , we

beg t o g iv e i t as ou r o p in io n th a t th e d e l e g a t i o n from S t . Joseph were
i n e r r o r as t o th e d e s ir e o f a m a jo r it y o f th e banks
t o be l o c a t e d in a d i s t r i c t w ith C h ica g o .

i n ttftis d i s t r i c t

Kansas C it y A s our n a tu r a l

c l e a r i n g and market c e n t e r ; and we f ir m ly b e l i e v e th e banks i n t h i s
d i s t r i c t would be b e t t e r s e r v e d from a f e d e r a l R eserve Bank lo c a t e d a t
Kansas C ity than from one l o c a t e d at C h ic a g o ,




T ou rs r e s p e c t f u l l y ,

A N S W E R E D

fa rm e rs Exchange •fitank,

JAN 301914
FO R M

Cashier.

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of the National Archives

R. V. T H O M P S O N , PRESIDENT
BEN F. W O O D , V ic e - p r e s id e n t

W . T . H U T C H IS O N , A88’T CASHIER

W . T . M C C L U R E , CASHIER

R O B E R T A M. D O T Y , ASS’T C as h ier :

CAPITAL

$80,000.00

JAMESPORT, MO.

j an

26

1914

Mr Feurt Mead© Asst Cas.
Kansas Oity*
Mo.
Dear Friend:-

I notice the testimony of Mr Snyder of

St Joseph Mo before the committee on establishing the Reserve Banks that he
was of the opinion the North Missouri bankers would prefer to be in the Okie
ago reserve district*
I beg to differ with hira on this as I personally know M any ©f the North Miso
ouri bankers and they without an exception would much prefer being in the
Kansas City district.
And personally speaking we would much rather be in Kansas Oity district as
we do not carry a Chicago account and Kansas City could serve us much quicker
and to better advantage in every respect*




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R. V. T H O M P S O N , PRESIDENT
BEN F. W O O D , V ic e - p r e s id e n t

- cOF JAMESPOR T ^

W. T . M C C L U R E, CASHIER

w . T . H U T C H IS O N , ASS’T CA8HIER
R O B E R T A M. D O T Y , ASS’T CASHIER:

CAPITAL

$80,000.00

JAMESPORT, MO.

I a m o f th e o p in io n Mr Snyder i s a l i t t l e

je a lo u s o f Kansas C ity and knowing

St J oe had no chance what e v e r in o b t a in in g one o f th e banks would r a t h e r see
i t go t o some o th e r c i t y than Kansas C it y th e re b y show ing h i s enm ity and bad
f e e l i n g f o r an oponent in b u s in e s s ,
I hope th e com m ittee w i l l see f i t

t o p la o e one o f th e banks i n Kansas C i£y

a s i t i s d e s e r v in g o f one and w i l l a co o a o d a te a t e r r i t o r y w ith i t s
R a i l c o n n e c t io n s th a t no o th e r O ity can p o s s i b l y s e r v e .
W ith b e s t w ish e s I am.




Y ours v e r y t r u l y .

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ei, S®* «*§!§

R. V. T H O M P S O N ! PRESIDENT
BEN F. W O O D , VICE PRESIDENT
S. L. R E E C E , CASHIER

i@,

W . T . H U T C H IS O N , AS8>T CASHIER
W . T . M C C L U R E , ASS’T CASHIER
R O B E R TA M. D O T Y , A8S’T CASHIER

JOF JAMESPORT?^^
CAPITAL

S 80,000.00

JAMESPORT, MO.

J a n ,2 8 th 1914

Hon.W.tt.McAdoo, Chairman
Bank O r g a n iz a tio n Com m ittee,
W ashington, D .C.
Dear S i r : We have been in form ed th a t some banks th a t a re lo c a t e d in
t h i s t e r r i t o r y have e x p re s s e d a p r e fe r e n c e o f h a v in g a r e g io n a l bank
f o r t h i s t e r r i t o r y lo c a t e d in Chiaago r a t h e r than Kansas C it y .

r tst

That i s th e r e a s o n we a r e w r i t i n g you , a s we d e s ir e t o e n t e r our p ro
- t o such an arrangem ent a s t h a t / C h ica g o i s lo c a t e d o v e r f o u r hundred
m ile s from h e r e and Kansas C i t y i i s bu t e ig h t y f i v e .
The p e o p le lo c a t e d a t Kansas C ity a r e more a cq u a in te d w ith our n e e d s,
know more a b ou t th e n a tu re o f our s e c u r i t i e s , a r e b e t t e r a cq u a in te d
w ith ou r p e o p le , and i f we were t o have a c h o ic e in th e m a tte r , would
much p r e f e r t o be lo c a t e d in a Kansas C it y than a C h ica g o t e r r i t o r y .
We do n o t d e s i r e t o be d i c t a t o r i a l a t a l l in t h i s m a tte r , a s we have
i m p l i c i t c o n fid e n c e in th e com m ittee a p p o in te d t o do t h i s w ork, fepfc
but we who l i v e in N orth West M is s o u r i, who do n o t a g re e w ith th e
p e o p le o f S t.J o s e p h , Mo. f e e l th a t we sh ou ld e x p r e s s our p r e f e r e n c e .
Y ou rs V ery T ru ly




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To Th« Orsani-3* -io n C om m ittee,F *d # ral R eserve BanKs,
W ash in fton , D.O.
D «ar S i r s : W*
t o ask y ou r hon orafcl* body t o c o n s id e r ou r
•ndors#ia»nt o f Kansas O ity , M is s o u ri in lo c a t i n g
th# F « d * r a l R eserve BanKs.
a re lo c a t e d s e v e n ty
f i v e m ile s N orth Wast o f Kansas o i t y on th « Wafcash
R a ilr o a d f>ora St L o u is t o Omaha.and a re nsar the
Rock I s la n d f>oiu C h ica go t o Kansas O ity .
Much the lar*<tr p a rt o f o u r sh ip p in g * o e s to
Kansas O ity and we f* m l th a t t o pkaom t h i s
s e c t i o n in a r e s e r v e d i s t r i c t h a v in f any o t h «r
o i t y than Kansas O ity as i t s head would *• t o
d iv e r t b u s in e s s from i t s normal ch a n n e l. We
r e g a r d t h i s s e c t i o n as
n a t u r a lly Kansas
O ity t#rrito-r*y and w ould r e s p e c t f u l l y ask you
t o c o n s id e r t h i s f a o t in roakin* y ou r d # c i s io n .
R e s p e c t f u l ly ,
THE PARUfiHS BANK

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January
S ix te e n th
N in e t e e n -fo u r t e e n .

Mr. Jerome T h r a ll s , Manager,
Kansas C ity C le a r in g House A s s o c i a t io n ,
Kansas C it y , Mo.
Dear Mr. T h r a lls
Your kind i n v i t a t i o n to a tte n d
th e banquent g iv e n in hon or o f S en ator Owen,
a t the B a ltim o re H o te l on Saturday n ig h t , th e
1 7 th , r e c e i v e d .
I sh ou ld be v e r y g la d t o be p r e ­
se n t and h ea r th e S e n a t o r 's a d d re ss on the new
cu r re n c y and b an k in g la w , but I w i l l be out o f
my o f f i c e on S aturday and Monday, hence cannot
a tt e n d .
You have p l a i n l y shown Kansas C ity
the c e n t e r , t h e r e f o r e th e l o g i c a l p la c e f o r th e
F e d e ra l R eserve Bank,.
Thanking you f o r the i n v i t a t i o n
and w ith p e r s o n a l r e g a r d s , I am,
TTe ry t r u l y y o u r s ,

Bank C o m m issio n e r.v

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B ANK OF J ERI CO

J . W . N E B E L S I C K , Pre .ident
F , M . D A V I S , V ice President
G. E . W H I T S I T T , Cashier

CAPITAL.,
$10,000.00
SURPLUS, $10,000.00
ESTABLISHED

B . W . W H I T S I T T , A s s ’t Cashier

1901

J E R IC O S P R IN G S , M IS S O U R I,

^ 1 4 ________ 191___

S e n a to r, W i l l i a * . J . S tin e
W ashington D. C.
^®a r b i r
F rie n d .
I want to a d d ress you on a ste je c t o f g r o a t im portan ce te t h is s e c t i o n e f
C ou ntry,an d th a t i s ,T h at we may have a F ed era l R eserve Bank lo c a t e d a t
Kansas C ity ,Me, T h is i s a new co u n try compared w ith the e a s t ,a n d the p e o p le h ere
are p oor compared w ith the E a stern P e o p le , and to my mind t h e i r i s e n t a c i t y in
the u n ite d s t a t e * th a t has a b e t t e r co u n try a d ja c e n t to i t ,and n eed in g C a p ita l
to d e v e lo p e i t more than d oes Kansas C it y , Her O p p o r tu n itie s i s g r e a t and the
v e r r y most Bhe need© now i s tho Gash in s ig h t to d e v e lo p e h er r e s o u r c e s

,

and I am su re you know th e se th in g s even b e t t e r than I d o , and I am su re th a t
you r a re f r i e n d l y toward* us and w i l l do a l l you can f o r us a lon g th ia l i n o , s o
wi lin g you w e ll , I am as e v e r you r F rio n d .




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Joplin, Mo. Jan. 14, 1914

federal Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
c/o Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D . C.
Gentlemen:
A ll the Banks of Joplin, Mo. unite in asking
your favorable consideration of the following resolution,
to-wit:
RESOLVED, That the Associate Bonks of the City of
Joplin, Missouri, do hereby petition and urge your Honorable
Committee to select Kansas City as the location for one of
the Federal Reserve Banks provided for under our new Banking
& Currency Law, and that you so arrange this district to in­
clude the City of Joplin, Missouri with Kansas City.
Our City is the center of a rich and highly product­
ive mineral territory, the output of which amounts to approx­
imately $1 5 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 annually.
Our Commercial and Financial relations with Kansas
City are greater than with any other City and the business of
this entire section of the State of Missouri naturally flows
in the direction of Kansas City, and we believe a federal Re­
serve Bank located there would serve us most advantageously. .




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Wm . HOUK< President.
J.G. STARR, Vice President.
H. H. M^NEAL, Vice-President.
i J. A. BECKE R, Triasurer .
' W. B. G ALE NT IN E, Asst. Tbc»subeb.
JOHN GM EINER, Secretary.
V o . E. M ARSHALL, Trust Officer

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Federal Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
c /o Secretary o f the Treasury,
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Washington, D. C.
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Gentlemen:

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We d esire to c a l l your a tte n tio n to the i n t e r ­
est our City and our I n s t it u t io n has in /th e e s t a b lis h ­
ment o f a Regional Bank at Kansas C ity,/M o.
As a p r a c t i c a l and p o s it iv e i l l u s t r a t i o n o f
the advantage o f a l o c a t i o n at Kansas C ity, the volume
o f the business o f th is I n s t it u t io n alone with Kansas
City during 1913 was
#4,513,869.90
as shown by our books as against
$2,475,765.50
the next in volume, being S t. Louis.
We have three d ir e c t Railway Lines connecting
with Kansas at h a lf the d ista n ce, as against one good
d ir e c t Line to S t. Louis, making Kansas City more ad­
vantageous in every p o ss ib le way.
Hoping you w i l l see your way to favor Kansas
C ity with one o f the Regional Banks, b e lie v in g same w i l l
best serve a very large and extensive D i s t r i c t , we r e ­
main,
Tours very t r u ly ,

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CLARENCE H. MACKAY, P r

T E R M S A N D C O N D IT IO N S P R IN T E D O N T H E B A C K O F T H I S B L A N K .
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All Joplin Banks have reeoa&aended

Kansas}ity the sixth 3ity in

Tolume of clearings as a location

for a reserve bank

* and this coaasu&ity is heartily
no other point can serve




in favor of such selection

ms so promptly and economically

J A Oragin,
Prest Joplin Clearing House Assn

n

N UMBER

PROGRESSIVE

4-383

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e s id e n t .

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W A U S A S

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RAILROAD TIME TJSBLE m T W j f
KANSAS CITY AID ST. JOSEPH.
&
KANSAS CITY ABD OMAIIA.
CHICAGO BTJHLIKOTOII AFD CVUIlxCY.
Sixfcnen trains daily between

Kansas City and St.

Joseph and six trains daily between Kansas City and
Imaiia.

Soedu&l as follows:

figures underscored indicating from mid«?night: to noon#
irnaber

Kansas C it y

15
IS
4*»?
SI
41

9*50
¥*So
6.35
4 . CO
10.30 ,
TT&T"
w :t o ..
11*35

S t . Joseph

Omaha.

11.50

n.ap

4

7.35

8 .45
6.15
12.40
§.4£
l O T
1 .3 0
7.25
174?
4.o5
4 .0 0
6.40
10.05

lawiher

Omaha

St. Joseph,

Kansas C ity

9 . SO
Z 7W
4 .4 5

11.45
C 4 3 "1 '
6.55
4 .0 5
7.10
77%o

111

23
El
27
53
49
45

10

11.25
T T 3IT
i t :s s

14
18

112
20
22

44
16
42
26
24
50
52
48
56
54
5
3

9.15
ISTTs

4 . SO

2.00

4 .5 0
535
3735*
6.25
9.05
7.40
TTToS

6.16
1 1 . 0#

s> w
1 .5 0
9.55
S37

6. oO
■ os
11.50

8 .4 0

11.00

9.55
17oF
8.4 0
4 .0 5
8 .40
4.o5
11.45
%At>

&ISS0U3T. PACIFIC.
Humber
511
107
103

111

Kansas City
5 #45
1 .5 5
9.50
TTTTF

105
501

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502
106
108
104

Omaha
•
11.13
11.80
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112

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8 .1 5

St. Joseph
8.15
2.4 5
12.25
10.55
••
9 . SO

Omaha

St. Joseph
8 .3 5

Kansas City
9.45
7.10

2 .4 5
8 .1 5

8. SO
5.55

7.15

‘0 5

4 .0 0
10.45

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Missouri P a c a fic , t o t a l o f f i v e tra in s daily,. , each way
"between Kansas City and St. Joseph and four tra in s d a ily
each way between Kansas City and Omaha.

CHICAGO & GREAT WESTERN*
Humber

Kansas City

St. Joseph

2

2.00

4; is

4
54

11.15
9.QQ

I .3 0
I I .1 6

Humber
5

Omaha

3
1

Omaha

St. Jose'on
5.55
4.57
12.55

Kansas Ci ty ,
8.55
7.45
3 .3 0 rr

Chicago and Great Western has a t o t a l o f three tra in s
d a ily , each v/ay between Kansas City and St. Joseph.

St. JOSEPH AND GHAHD ISLAHD.
Omaha

Humber

Kansas City

St. Joseph

1

5.35
7.35

8.00

3
Humber

Omaha

St. Joseph

Kansas City

5* GO
7.20

7.15
9.40

4
2

9.52

St. Joseph and Grand Island, has a t o t a l o f two
tra in s d a ily , each way, between Kansas City and
St. Joseph.
CHICAGO AM) ROCK ISLAHD#
Humber
4•
752
Number

Kansas City
7,45
8.15
Omaha

1

33.

St. Joseph
11.20
11.15

Omaha

St. Joseph

Kansas City

8 ,1 0
8.00
T5TTO

1 1 .0 0

9.4o
To7T5

Chicago and Rock Island has a t o t a l o f two tra in s
d a ily , each way between Kansas City and St. Joseph.
KAITSAS CITY CLAY COUNTY AND ST. JOSEPH RAILROAD CO.
'H
i1.

—-------- ..f | j.-

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)>ni»n ‘ ltl>**"1

*****

"**"* """Hi

( a n 'e l e c t r i c mtorarban l i n e ) runs a car every seventy
minutes from Kansas City and from St. Jose^n, commencing at
s ix in the- morning and running the l a s t . car at 11*10
..

in the evening.



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WESTERN UNION

Fot

NIGH'FSETTER
T H E O . N. V A I L , P R E S I D E N T

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REGIONAL BANK ORGAN 1 2 A T I OH' COMMITTEE.,
CARE FED ER AL BLOG L IN C O LN NEB
AS FORMER S T A T E BANK EXAMINER
TO S A Y

BY WAY OF

If! T H I S T E R R IT O R Y

INFORMATION CONCERNING THE S T

CA R R IE D BY MANY NORTHERN M ISSO U R I
TO THE F A C T THAT S T JO S E P H
D A ILY

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IN THAT T E R R IT O R Y HAS
JO S E P H ACCOUNT WITH THE

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JO S E P H ACCOUNTS

BANKERS THAT THEY ARE DUE

P A Y S THEM THREE P ER C EN T ON

BALANCES AMD K A N SA S C I T Y ONLY

BANKER

I D ESIR E

P A Y S TWO.

MANY A COUNTRY

RATHER APOLOGIZED TO ME FOR
. ABOVE E X P L A N A T IO N .

tH A P W B A R T LET T ,
A N S W $ ® D E N T L Y S T A T E BANK EXAMINER
JA N

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920

PM

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i)yu

«Jazmary 26, 1914,

?lr$
On behalf o f the Organization Cobalttee,
I bog to

tho receipt of your telegram

o f th* 2Sd» si vine tho Cocxalttee information coo*
Gaming the St. Joooph -m oom t& earriod by many

northern Missouri bon&Brs*
Vi consiticred

i'hie in f orrmtion t4.11

the Consol tteo la determining

tfe© question motor consideration#
Rospeetfoily*

:'©erotary»
3ooervo Bank Organisation Con&lttoe*

iir* Ciias*
Barfci t ,
ilecontly ntate -j i -^min®rf
Xesaafs Oit;/, o»*
g / o T’o s t t u ^ t a r *

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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and D ELIV ER S messages only on conditions limiting- its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating- a message back to the sending- station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of TJnrepeated Night Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
’Ifty Dollars, at which', unless otherwise stated below, this messag-e has been valued by the sender thereof, nor In any case where the claim is not presented in writing: within
:ty days after the messajre is llled with the Company for transmission.
This is an TJNREPEATED NIGHT LE TTE R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.

THEO

N . V A I L , P R ES IDE NT

R ec eiv ed a t

B E L V I D E R E B R O O K S p G £ NERAL -MANAGCR

420C LY 73 NL 1 EXA

i 50 X

K A N S A S C I T Y MO DEC 2 7

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE OF F ED ER AL R E S E R V E BANKS

iW s

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CARE HON W G MCADOO
S E C Y OF T R E A S WASHN

THE BOARD OF TRADE OF

K A N S A S C IT Y MO MOST R E S P E C T F U L L Y AND

E A R N E S T L Y URGE YOUR COMMITTEE TO

SELECT

0

FED ERAL R E S E R V E
MARKET

BANK T H I S

IS

IN THE UNITED S T A T E S

THE LAR GEST

OTHER

STOCK AND PACKING CENTER
I N D U S T R IE S WHICH ARE

PRIM ARY WINTER WHEAT

IT
TH ESE

R A P ID L Y

IS

THE SECOND L A R G E S T

I N T E R E S T S TOGETHER WITH VARIO US

GROWING DEMAND THE B E S T P O S S I B L E

BANKING F A C I L I T I E S




R J

FOR L O CA T IN G A

L A S T YEAR WE HANDLED OVER

S E V E N T Y M IL L IO N B U SH EL S OF GRAIN
LIV E

K A N S A S C IT Y

THRESHER

PREST

136A M

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EXECUTIVE

OFFICERS

Cit\> Club of Ikansas
J.

M. C O B U R N
1 ST

J A C O B A.
2 N D

V I C E

402

P R E S I D E N T

HARZFELD
V IC E

SCARRRITT

ARCADE

H o m e T e l e p h o n e 3 3 0 2 Mai n
B e l l T e l e p h o n e 3 3 2 0 M ai n

P R E S I D E N T

WILLIAM VO LKER

1o

T R E A S U R E R

J H A R L E S A. S U M N E R
S E C R E T A R V

COMMITTEE

Da n t e B a r t o n
■
J . M . C o b u RN
F l e t c h e r C owherd
J u l i u s Da v i d s o n
G e o . H. E d w a r d s
J a c o b A. H a r z f e l d
H e r b e r t S. H a d l e y
J . W. S. P e t e r s
C h a r l e s A. S u m n e r
Wi l l i a m V o l k e r
J o h n I. W i l l i a m s o n
J . B . Wh i t e

Mr. Jerome T h r a ll s ,
S ecy* ^.Clearing House A s s o c ia t io n
Kansas C i t y , Mo.
D ear S i r :
The C it y C lub a t i t s m eetin g Tuesday n o o n , January 2 0 th ,
unanim ously a d op ted th e e n c lo s e d r e s o l u t i o n s , p r e s e n te d by
Mr. J . W. S. P e t e r s .
I am in s t r u c t e d t o n o t i f y you t o t h is e f f e c t and t o p la c e
a t y ou r s e r v i c e a com m ittee com posed o f th e f o l l o w i n g named
g en tle m e n , t o c o - o p e r a t e in e v e ry way in you r s p le n d id en d eavor
t o s e c u r e f o r ou r c i t y one o f th e F e d e ra l R eserve Banks.

The

com m ittee i s M e ssrs. J . B. W hite, F le t c h e r Cowherd, G eo, H.
Edwards and Chas. A. Sumner.
We aw ait y ou r p le a s u r e in th e m a tte r .




Yours s i n c e r e l y ,

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BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY CLUB:
WHEREAS Kansas City is the natural and esta b lish ed
fi n a n c i a l center o f the black s o i l b e l t through which the food
s t u f f s o f the country are d is tr ib u te d over thirty-two. lin e s o f
railw ays, requ irin g speedy n e g o tia tio n s and tran sfers o f moneys;
and,
WHEREAS national fin a n c ia l stra in begins and
ends on the farm and c a t t le ranch; and,
WHEREAS Kansas City is able and ready to fu rn ish
i t s own banking c a p it a l, and
WHEREAS, situ a ted as i t is in referen ce to mines,
a g r ic u lt u r a l d i s t r i c t and c a t t l e lands, now d i r e c t l y and i n d i r e c t l y
served by i t s l o c a l banking c a p it a l, Kansas C ity is the most
important lo c a t io n f o r a fe d e ra l reserve bank with f u l l d is c r e t i o n ­
ary powers West o f New York and south o f Chicago.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Club
and each o f i t s membership use every endeavor to emphasize the
n e c e s s it y o f an independent reserve bank here; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a committee o f f i v e ,
in clu din g the president and secreta ry as e x - o f f i c i o members, be
appointed by the president o f th is Club to do what they may deem
expedient to fu rth e r th is re s o lu tio n with power to act c f th e ir
own i n i t i a t i v e .




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J . Z . M I L L E R , J*.
V ICE P RE SI DEN T
HENRY
. .

C . S C HW I T Z G E B EL
S E-CR E T A R Y

R I C H A R D C. M E N E F E E
T R E T A S U RE R

CAPITAL ONE SMILUOM iOULftB!

'KansasCftu.Mo.
Hon. W, G, MeAdoo,
Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D* C#
Sir:
In emphasizing the importance of Kansas City*
being selected as one of the reserve centers, I ceiaj
u
upon you too strongly the importance of Kansas City as a
financial center of the Middle West.
has been presented to you in a very

While our standing
manner, it is very

essential to the development of the West that Kansas City
be selected as a location for one of the regional banks.
Asking you to give this matter due consideration,
I remain,




Very respectfully,

Treasurer,

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NIGHT L E T T E R
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TRANSMITS and D ELIV ER S messages only on conditions limiting- its liability, wlileh have boon assented to by the sender of the following: Night Letter.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating- a messag-e back to the sending' station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itaelf liable for errors or delays la
transmission or delivery of Unrepeated M plit Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any ease beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at. which, unless otherwise stated below, this messag-e has been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented In writing- within
xty days after the messag-e is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREPEAT12D NIGHT LE TTE R , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
TH EO

R

N . VAJL,

PRESIDENT

BELV IDE RE

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

e c e iv e d a t

1 T0C

RA '132 N L 9

EX.

1305

KANSAS C I T Y

MO DEC

26

1 91 3

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THE

T R E AS U RY

WASHINGTON 0 0

C O MME RC I AL OLUB R E P R E S E N T I N G

CITY
CITY

OF T HE

DESIRES

TO C O OP E R A T E

IN R E Q U E S T I N G

TO L O C A T E
CURRENCY
CLEARINGS

FINANCIAL

WESTERN M I S S O U R I ,
IOWA
FINEST

REGIONAL

IN K A N S A S C I T Y

OUR

NORTHERN ARK

BUSINESS

CLEARING

KANSAS

BANKS UNDER

MO K A N S A S C I T Y

INSTITUTIONS

ARE

OKLAHOMA COLO

AND NORTHERN T E X A S

AND MOST P R O D U C T I V E




WITH T H E

THE

INTERESTS

HOUSE

OF

KANSAS-

ASSN OF T H I S

YOU AND T HE MEMBERS OF YOUR C O MMI TT EE

ONE OF T HE
ACT

ALL

THE

RANKS

R EC E NT
SIXTH

NOW S E R V I N G

IN BANK
THE

NEWMEXICO SOUTHERN
THIS

TERRITORY

AGRICULTURAL TERRITORY

BANKS

NEBR SOUTHERN

C O MP R I S E S

IN THE

OF

THE

UNITED

STATES

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Form 2289 B

NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

C A B LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E W ORLD

This Company TR ANSMITS ni'd DELIV ER S messages only on conditions limiting' its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following' Night Letter.
Errors cun be guarded against only by repeating: a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in
transmission or delivery of Unrepeatcd Niglit Letters, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case beyond the sum of
F ifty Dollars, at -which, unless otherwise stated below, this message ha3 been valued by the sender thereof, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within
’xty days atter the messau'O is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an UNREP12ATJED NIGHT LETTER , and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
THEO
N . V A I L , PR E S I D E N T
B E L V 1 D E R E B R O O K S , GENERAL MANAGER

2 MCADOO
R e c e iv e d

a t

THE

TRANSPORTATION

AS

KANSASCITY

YOUR

E A R NE S T

A REGIONAL

IS

FACILITIES
THE SECOND

CONSIDERATION

FOR R EA CHI NG T H I S
RAILWAY

C E N TE R

TERRITORY

IN THE

OF K A N S A S C 1T Y ADVANTAG E S

IS U N E X C E L L E D

COUNTRY WE B E S P E A K
FOR T H E

LOCATION

BANK




TH E

COMMERCIAL

H A FITCH

CLUB,

PRESIDENT;

SECTY

1225A27

E M C L E N DE NI N G

GENERAL

OF

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The Cooperative Club
K A N S A S CITY, M ISSOUR I

Form L...J__

Ja&jt&ry
t h ir t e e n t h
1 9 1 4 ♦

To The Organization Committee:-

The undersigned being duly authorized
by a vote o f ’ The Cooperative Club,which is an
organization o f 250 'business men o f Kansas City
representing as many d iffe r e n t lin e s o f business
r e s e p c t f u lly p e t i t i o n your body to give most
c a r e fu l con sid eration to the claims fo r the
l o c a t i o n in th is c i t y o f one o f the region a l
reserve banks*
We desire to submit that the p o s itio n
o f Kansas C ity as set fo r t h in the presentations
made by The Commercial Club o f Kansas C ity and
the Kansas City Clearing House A ssocia tion i s one
which e s ta b lish es beyond question that the in t e r e s t s
o f the great t e r r i t o r y which looks to Kanbap City
as i t s natural o u tle t w i l l be b e tt e r served by ~tfoe
establishment o f a region a l bank in th is c i t y and
we thereforepray that such lo c a t io n be made*
Yours very r e s p e c t f u l l y ,
W*Eugene King,Chairman.

President Eousewrecking Salvage
& Lumber Co#
A* Judah,
P rop rietor Grand Opera House.
A .H .D illon ,
Treasurer Southwestern M illin g Co
?*M .Blish,
)T

R.G.Dun & Co.

H .W .Eitterhoff,

Kansas City Home Telephone Co.
being the C ivic Committee o f
The Cooperative Club o f Kansas City,Mo.

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FLOUR MILLING STATI STICS
Following are fig u r e s in d ica tin g importance o f
f l o u r m illin g "in d u stry at Kansas City and in hard
w inter wheat m illin g t e r r i t o r y of which it is the
in d u s t r ia l c a p i t a l , with comparisons.
( Note:
Figures are from Census, Board o f
Trade reports or quoted from The Northwestern
M i l l e r , a trade authority *)
Flour M illin g C a p a city at M illin g Centers, (b b ls per day):
Minneapolis
B u ffa lo
KANSAS CITY
Hew York
Tacoma

8*4-,100
2 5 ,.300
12,000
12,000
9,000

Toledo
a ea tt 10
St, Louis

8,100
6,930
6,800

Flour Outputat M illin g Centers f or Three Years ( i n b b l s )
I 912
I9 II
1910
Minnea-oelis
17,032,000
15,795 ,"000
15,3787000
B u ffa lo
M-,869,000
731,000
3,765,000
New York
2,3I'4,000
2,183,000
2 , 368,000
KANSAS CITY
2,080,000
1,822,000
2,226,000
Tacoma
I ,6009900
Toledo
1,382,000
1 ,3^-6,000
1,060,000
L o u i s v i l le
1,227,000
1,017,000
996,000
Chicago
1,108,000
1,028,000
1 , 058,000
Milwaukee
1,055,000
951,000
1,285,000
Duluth
997,000
731,000
785,000
S t . Louis
926,000
1,055,000
969,000
Note: Kansas City output
f o r 1913 was 2,221,617
b a r r e ls ;
fig u r e s from
other c i t i e s f o r 1913
not yet a v a ila b le*
M i l l in g S t a t i s t i c s o f Variou s s ta te s .~ 1909 Census:
Bus wheat
BBis fl o u r
ground
made
Value
Kansas
*4-9 , 6 0 7 , 6^6
10,879,028 $ 5 2 , 5 ^ 5 , 3 ^ 3
Nebraska
I I , 4-31,606
10,712,1179
2,264-,861
Oklahoma
1 0 ,9 3 2 . M2
I & J JL7.1.Q9&
za a su a si
T ota l
70 . 7 3 7 .2 1 3
15,34-3,884- I7X-,909,^60
i Missouri
( Estimated)
U .x.?.!i.0 >000
# 2. .860.000
Ilt-.9I0.000
83.687.213
13,203,884. £89 ,819,460
4-91 r.221)..288
106.094-.806
A l l States
^
,
-<5
-U
-6#.^<52.669
__ , ^
# Output o f Kansas City ( id s s o u r i and Kansas)
m ills was 2 ,if27,000 b b ls .
Foregoing census fig u r e s f o r 1909 show'that d i s t r i c t
covered represents 1 7 per cent o f en tire m illin g
industry o f the United S ta tes,




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F lou r Out-put; ana wheat Consumption o f Kansas f o r Past
F ive Y e a rs ,- f o r ve~ars ending June ^0:
Year

Flour
Produced

1 9 0 8 -9
1 9 0 9 -1 0
1 9 1 0 -I I
1 9 1 1 -I 2
1 9 1 2 -1 3

10.,387,319
1 0 ,1 9 7 ,1 5 2
1 0 ,2 0 7 ,3 5 8
9,*<40,921
1 0 ,6 8 8 ,5 6 6

¥fheat
Consumed

1)4,W O,8WW ,I3M -,8I2
1+6 ,2 1 5 ,0 0 5
i)-2,736,50^
4-9 , J+06,226
Estimated value of out mi t f o r 19 12 -13 was:
f l o u r , # 3 6 , 360 , 000 ;
b y -p ro d u cts , # 6 , 232 , 000 ;
t o t a l , #L}-2 , 590 ,ooo

1 /
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C.

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W E S T E R N E L E C T R I C CO.

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Mr * Jer erne K ♦ Tlira 11s,
/V K C Credit Clearing House,
C 1 X Y.
Dear S i r ;*
Kindly n ote.cop y of re s o lu tio n which we have
prepared, and which w i l l "be- presented at cur monthly dinner tonight
We suppose that i t w i l l be unanimously adopted, and would be glad
i f you would present same t c the Committee tomorrow i f convenient. ■
Thanking you, and with kind regards, I am,
S in cerely yours*

S e c y -Ir e a s

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t h i s C it y r e p r e s e n t in g as i t

does th e

f i n a n c i a l and i n d u s t r ia l gateway t e th * g r e a t S ou th w est, and con;*
p r i s i n g a la r g e p e r c e n ta g e o f th e b u s in e s s i n s t i t u t i o n s , upon whom
th e m erchants ©f th a t t e r r i t o r y a re dependant f o r c r e d i t f a v o r s ,
and
k,iLauuv&, sound c r e d i t s demand an ea sy and
ready exchange o f sioneys, and
IMMtiSiiS, Kansas C i t y by rea son o f i t s eon*
manding l o c a t i o n ,

can b e s t s e r v e th e b u s in e s s i n t e r e s t s o f t h i s

t e r r i t o r y in t h i s p a r t i c u l a r ,
BE IT ' Bj3$ULVKD, That t h i s A s s o c i a t io n r e g a rd s
the l o c a t i o n o f a f e d e r a l H eserrc Bank in Kansas C i t y us e s s e n t i a l
t o th e p ro p e r and m ost co n v e n ie n t m ethods o f c l e a r i n g c r e d i t s e t t l e *
isen ts in th e t e r r i t o r y o u t lin e d in th e a p p l i c a t i o n f o r Kansas C ity *




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Kansas City, Missouri.
January 22, 1%4.

WBREAS, the Honorable William iacAdoo, Secretary
of the Treasury of the United States, and Honorable David
Houston, Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, com­
prising the Organisation Committee for determining the
location of the Federal Reserve Banks, will hold a hearing
at Kansas City mi Friday, January 23rd, 1914, and
1HSBSAS the Kansas City Board of Trade is greatly
interested in the 1teation of a Federal Reserve Bank at Kansas
City, Missouri, fey reason of the fact that its membership acts
as buyers and distributoj**of more than one hundred million
bushels of grainj^Ft&e vajue, approximately, of seventy*five
millions of dollars, and
SH&REA# the Kansas City grain market is the natural
channel for the assembling and distribution of grain for the great
Missouri Valley, and is the first priaary winter wheat market
ef the United States, and
WMM& the necessity exists for the constant use
by its membership of banking credits for the purchase and dis­
tribution of the agricultural products raised, especially in
the States of Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska la* Western
Missouri!
»
BE IT mRSFORE HESOLVKD by the Board of Trade of
Kansas City, Missouri, that it petition the Honorable Organisation
Committee at its hearing In Kansas City, Missouri, to give f&ll
consideration to the Importance of establishing a federal reserve
bank at Kansas City, in order that both the producers and distri­
butors of farm products of the vast territory above referred to may
receive its just deserts by the establishment of one of the federal
reserve banks at this great, agricultural, market center.

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NIGHT L E T T E R
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 O F FIC E S IN A M ER IC A

CABLE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

J h is C o m p a n y T R A N S M I T S a n d D E L I V E K S m e s s a g e s o n ly o n c o n d it io n s li m it in g - it s l i a b i l i t y , w h ic h h a v e b e e n a s s e n te d t o 4 f y t h e s e n d e r o f t h e f o llo w in g 1 N i g h t l e t t e
h r r o r s c a n b e jr u a r d c - d a g a i n s t o n l y b y r e p e a t i n g - a m e s s a g e b a c k t o t h e s e n d i n g s t a t i o n f o r c o m p a r i s o n , a n d t h e C o m p a n y ■ w ill n o t h o l d i t s e l f l i a b l e f o r e r r o r s o r d e l a y s
t r a n s m is s io n o r d e li v e r y o f l~ n r e p O iit e < l I N 'lt r h l I jC t t e r n , s e n t a t r e d u c e d r a te s , b e y o n d a s tu n e q u a l to th e a m o u n t p a id f o r t r a n s m is s io n ; n o r in a n y e a s e b e y o n d t h c s u m
F i f t y D o l l a r s , a t w h i c h , u n le s s o t h e r w i s e s t a t e d b e l o w , t h i s m e s s a g e h a s b e e n v a l u e d b y t h e s e n d e r t h e r e o f , n o r m a n y c a s t; w h e r e t h e c l a i m is n o t p r e s e n t e d i a w r i t i n g w i t h
> i x t y d a y s a f t e r 1h»* n u - s s a ^ e is t i l e d
it h t h e C o m p a n y f o r t r a n s m is s io n .
T h i s in a n UM UCPEATEl) NIGHT LE TTliU , a n d t a d e l i v e r e d b y r e q u e s t of the s e n d e r , u n d e r t h e c o n d i t i o n s n a m e d a b o v e .

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NIGHT L E T T E R

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CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

T i i i s C o m p a n y TRANSMITS a n d I>ELIYEFkS m e s s a g e s o n l y o n c o n d i t i o n s l i m i t i n g i t s l i a b i l i t y , w h i c h h a v e b e e n a s s e n t e d t o b y t h e s e n d e r o f t h e f o l l o w i n g 1 Night Letter.
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b e g u a r d e d a ^ a i u s i o n l y b y r e p e a t i n g a m e s s a g e b iu .*k : t o t H e s e n d i n g s t a t i o n t o r c o m p a r i s o n . a n d t h e C o m p a n y w i l l n o t h o l d i t s e l f l i a b l e f o r e r r o r s o r d e l a y s in
transmission or d e l i v e r y o f Lurepettted Night
s e n t a t r e d u c e d r a t e s , b e y o n d a B u m e q u a l t o t h e a m o u n t p a i d f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n ; n o r i n a n y e a s e b e y o n d t h e s u m of
Fifty DoUaru, at which, u n le s s o t h e r w i s e s t a t e d b e l o w , t h i s m e s s a j.r o h a s b e e n v u l u e d b y t h e s e n d e r t h e r e o f , n o r i n a n y e a s e w h e r e t h e c l a i m is n o t p r e s e n t e d in w r i t i n g * within
sixty days after t h /» m e a ^ a ^ e I s f i l e d w i t h the'C o m p a n y f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n .
T h i s I s a n UN R E P E A T E D NIGHT LE TTE R , a n d is d e l i v e r e d b y r e q u e s t o f t h e s e n d e r , u n d e r t h e c o n d i t i o n s n a m e d a b o v e .

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HAVING A FEDERAL RESERVE BANK LOCATED IN KANSASCITY MISSOURI THE
COMMERCIAL AND FIN A N C IA L IMPORTANCE OF T M I8 C IT Y AND IT S GEOGRAPHICAL
P O S ITIO N MAKE IT THE NATURAL AND MOST AVAILABLE PO INT FOR
SERVING THE GREAT AGRICULTURAL TERRITORY TO OUR WEST AND SOUTHWEST




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NIGHT L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
IN C O R P O R A T E D

25,000 O F F IC E S IN A M ER IC A

C AB LE SERVICE T O A LL T H E WORLD

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t r a n s m is s io n o r d e liv e r y o f U n r e p e t W e d N i g l i t L e t t e r s , p e n t a t r e d u c e d r a te s , b e y o n d a s u n s e q u a l t o t h e a m o u n t p a id f o r t r a n s m is s io n : n o r in a n y e a s e b e y o n d th e s ti:n o f
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, i x t y f l a y s a f t e r t h e m e s s a g e is f i l e d w i t h t h e C o m p a n y f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n .
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Hon. W. Gr. McAdoo,
Secretary o f the treasu ry,
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Mr, S e c r e ta r y :I am en closin g herewith a r e s o lu tio n
unanimously adopted by the banks comprising the Atchison
Kansas Clearing House A s s o cia tio n and v/hich supports
Kansas C ity as the place o f l o c a t io n o f one o f the
Regional Reserve Banks to be es ta b lish e d under the Hew
Banking and Currency Law.
We are very glad , indeed, to re ce iv e
your l e t t e r assuring us that Kansas C ity w i l l be taken
into con sid era tion by the Organization Committee when i t
comes to lo c a t in g the Regional Banks,
Congratulating you upon your splendid
e f f o r t s and su ccess, we

are, with the good wishes o f the

Season,




S in ce re ly yours,

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Atchison, Kansas,
Dec. 26,,1913

fo the Hon# Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. 0*
Bear Sir;
At a meeting of the Clearing House Assooiation
of the oity of Atchison, Kansas, held this day, the
following resolution was unanimously adopted*
Hesolved: that it is the sense of this Assooiation
that one of the Bsgional Reserve Banks, to he established
under the new Currency M i l , should he looated at
Kansas City, Mo*

Kansas City is situated in the oenter

of one of the greatest agricultural and live stock sections
of the country#




And

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PiresTdent*

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K a n s a s Ci t y C l e a r in g H o u s e A s s o c ia t io n

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Hon. W. G. McAdoo, Secretary o f the Treasury,
Washington, D. 0.
Dear S e c r e ta r y :I am e n closin g herev/ith a copy o f a l e t t e r
which I have th is day re ce iv e d from Mr. Wallace i i s t i l l ,
president o f the n ation a l ±>ank o f Commerce, lo ca te d in
Shawnee, Oklahoma, one o f the best towns o f that s t a t e .
We are glad to know that your Committee
w i l l come to Kansas City January 24-th and give us an
opportunity to jjresent our claims fo r a Pederal Reserve
Bank.
With the compliments o f the Season, We
are,




S in cerely yours,

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Mr. M. C. E l l i o t t , S e c r e t a r y , p ro tem,
R eserve Bank O rg a n iz a tio n Com m ittee,
W ashington , D. C.
Dear S i r : I am in r e c e i p t o f you r fa v o r o f th e 5 th in s t a n t
ack n ow led g in g r e c e i p t o f our com m unication making recommend­
a t i o n th a t one o f the F e d e r a l R eserve Banks, p r o v id e d f o r
under the F e d e r a l R eserve A c t , be e s t a b li s h e d in Kansas C it y .
We u n d ersta n d the O rg a n iz a tio n Committee i s t o be
i n Kansas C it y January 23rd and 2 4 th and i t i s our pu rpose and
d e s ir e t o p r e s e n t our cla im s in a way and manner most s a t i s f a c t ­
ory t o th e Com m ittee.

I w i l l , t h e r e f o r e , a p p r e c ia te i t

i f you

w i l l a d v is e me, by r e t u r n m a il, as t o what in fo r m a tio n the
Committee w i l l d e s ir e most p a r t i c u l a r l y and i f the Committee
has any p r e fe r e n c e as t o where th e h e a rin g s h a l l be h e ld w i l l
a l s o a p p r e c ia t e your a d v ic e .

We have h ea rd th a t the Committee

p r e f e r s t o have h e a rin g s a t th e F e d e r a l B u ild in g .
Thanking you i n advance and a w a itin g your r e p l y ,
we a r e , w ith g o o d w is h e s ,




Tours v e r y t r u l y ,

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K

ansas

C it y C l e a r in g H

ou se

A

s s o c ia t io n

JEROM E TH RALLS,
M A N A G E S.

K ansas Gity , M o.

January 14, 1914.

To the O fficers of the Bank Addressed:
Gentlemen:
The 1'Federal Reserve A ct1* provides that the United States
GOLD COPPER
CENTER

CENTER

W HEAT
CENTER

OAT
CENTER

CATTLE
CENTER

HOG
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SILVER
CENTER
.
SHEEP & WOOL
CENTER

CENTER

FARM

P R O D U C TIO N

Value 1 9 1 2 , $ 9 ,5 3 2 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0
O ver Nine and O ne-half Billion Dollars

shall be divided by the Reserve Bank Organization Committee, Hon. Wm.
G. McAdoo, Hon. John Skelton Williams and Hon. D. F. Houston, into not le s s
than eight nor more than twelve d i s t r i c t s and that these gentlemen shall
proceed to organize in each of these d i s t r i c t s a Federal Reserve Bank,
the subscribed cap ital of which shall not be less than $4,000,000. Na­
tion a l Banks and State Banks and Trust Companies having cap ital equal to
or greater than that required of National Banks in th eir respective com­
munities are e l ig ib le to membership.
Those becoming members shall sub­
scribe 6% of th eir cap ital and surplus to the cap ital of the Federal
Reserve Bank of the d i s t r i c t in which they are located.
Greater Kansas City, having 16 trunk lin e railroads and 32 subsidiary
lin e s radiating through the West and the great Southwest, and having 126
dispatches of mail d a ily, has become the natural market, distribu tin g
and fin a n cia l center of th is , the rich est agricu ltu ral and mineral d is ­
t r i c t of America, and would make an ideal loca tion fo r a Federal Reserve
Bank.
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K

ansas

Cit y Cl e a r in g H

ou se

A

s s o c ia t io n

JEROM E TH R ALLS,
u a n a g k i

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THE LAW PROVIDES THAT THE DISTRICTS FORMED SHALL BE ,APPORTIONED
WITH DUE REGARD TO THE CONVENIENCE AND CUSTOMARY COURSE OF BUSINESS AND
SHALL NOT NECESSARILY FOLLOW STATE LINES.
Taking these matters into consideration, we are convinced that
Greater Kansas City and her natural t e r r it o r y are e n titled to have one of
these banks located here, and have, accordingly, made formal application to
the Organization Committee fo r same.
The States of Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma, the Western
part of the State of Missouri, the Western part of the State of Arkansas,
the Northern part of the State of Texas, that part of the State of Colo­
rado east of the Rockies and the Southwestern part of the State of Iowa
would make an ideal d i s t r i c t .
This d i s t r i c t contains in numbers 20% of
a l l the banks of the United States.
Those e l ig ib le fo r membership would
furriish to the Federal Reserve Bank o f Kansas City a cap ital of over
$13,700,000, with possible deposits of over $53,000,000, exclusive of
such funds as the government might place with i t .
I f only the 1344 National Banks in this d i s t r i c t should become mem­
bers they would furnish a cap ital of over $9,000,000 and, in any event,
we would have a commanding in s titu tio n that would be a mighty fa c to r in
developing and building up th is great t e r r ito r y .
This is not merely a Kansas City proposition, but one of the highest
importance to every banker, farmer, business man and merchant in this
entire d i s t r i c t .
When these d i s t r i c t s are once formed i t w ill be d i f f i c u l t
to have them changed.
You want your business handled in the most prompt and s a tis fa cto ry
manner. We believe your in terests would be best served from Kansas City,
but in order that we may be properly governed in presenting our claims
before the Reserve Bank Organization Committee which meets here Friday,
January 23rd, 1914, won’ t you please f i l l out and return to us by f i r s t
mail the enclosed card?
I f you are fo r Kansas City
ask your newspaper to boost i t ,
to use th eir influence.
Write
Washington-working together we

in th is matter talk i t to your neighbors,
urge your senators, congressmen and others
or wire the Organization Committee at
w ill win.

Thanking you in advance fo r your co-operation and enthusiastic sup­
port, we are, with good wishes fo r success,




Sincerely yours,
THE ASSOCIATED BANKS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY.
(Over)

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This map
Kansas C it y f a m ail
W# hav# IB® d isp a tch e s
o f m ail d a i l y ; West 24, South 15, North 21, East 18, Southwest 18, South­
e a st 11, N ortheast 13, Northwest 6.

Kansas C ity has 16 trunk l i n e r a ilr o a d s and 32 s u b s id ia r y which b r in g
i n and take out 260 p a ssen g er t r a in s and 2000 c a r s o f f r e ig h t d a i l y .




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Jfctmarta

© to r

O F F iC E OF T H E S E C R E T A R Y

K A N S A S C I T Y , MO.

WHEREAS, The flour milling industry of the
West falls naturally into two great divisions, with
the spring wheat milling territory comprising the one,
and the hard winter wheat milling territory,- principally
composed of the states of Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma,compromising the other, and
WHEREAS, The principal trade and financial
center of the milling industry in the southern grand
division is at Kansas City, which itself has an annual
flour output of more than two million barrels and thus
ranks third among American c ities,
Bi? IT RESOLWU), By the Kansas City Hillers*
Glut), through its executive committee, that the interests
of this vast milling territory imperatively require the.
establishment of one of the regional reserve banks at
Kansas City, to the end that the credit needs of this
most important manufacturing industry, with an annual
product in the territory referred to of a value of more
than i l 0 0 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 , shall not be restricted through control
of its banking facilities at a point distant from the
actual trade capital of the industry.




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J . F . M A H T I K i P r e s id e n t

B e l l P hone M a in 2 0 0 4
H om e P hone M a in 8 3 2 1

N E L S O N S . R I L E Y , V ioe - P h k s id e n t

"Kansas (Tit? ^ttotor (Tar dealers ^Association
E. E. Peake, secretary and treasurer

9 0 9 -1 2 G l o i d B l d g .

k a n s a s c i t y , mo.,

1914

January 2 6, 1914

Hon. W. Cr. McAdoo,
G /o F ed era l R eserv e Bank A s s n ., Cornel
K a sh in g ton , D .C .

,n

Dear S i r ;

Jfintnr

At a re o e n t me e t in g J b f the members o f
t h i s A s s o c ia t io n , a m otM n was p a ss e d i n s t r u c t ­
in g the S e c r e ta r y to v n ifte you a l e t t e r , c a l l ­
in g your a t t e n t io n t o ^ h e needs o f a r e g io n a l
hank in Kansas C ity ,
le want you t o know th a t Kansas C it y stands
t h ir d in the d i s t r i b u t i o n o f m otor c a r s in th e
U n ited S t a t e s ; th a t f o r th e p a s t t h r e e y e a rs
the members o f t h is a s s o c i a t i o n have d i s t r i b u t e d
a p p ro x im a te ly twenty m i l l i o n d o l l a r s w orth o f
a u to m o b ile s each y e a r .
Add to t h is the seven
t o te n m ill io n s o f d o l l a r s coming from the s a le
o f t i r e s and oth e r au tom ob ile a c c e s s o r i e s , and
you can im m ed iately s e e th e f i n a n c i a l im portance
t o the a u tom ob ile b u s in e s s in s e c u r in g a * r e g io n a l
bank.

$tk IB-22
(gasoline
aitii

There are some 150 con cern s engaged in t h is
l i n e o f o c c u p a t io n .
Many o f them own t h e i r own
p la c e s o f b u s in e s s , and have a g r e a t d e a l o f money
in v e s t e d in them, and we w ish to a ssu re you th a t
i t i s th e e a r n e s t r e q u e s t o f t h is a s s o c i a t i o n
r e p r e s e n t in g t h is g re a t in d u s tr y , t h a t your com m ittee,
in i t s w ise d is c r im in a t io n o f th e b e s t p la c e s to
lo c a te
th ese r e g io n a l banks, w i l l take the im­
p o r ta n ce o f our sta tem en t in t h i s l e t t e r and g iv e
i t s e r io u s c o n s id e r a t io n .

tzlertnr

T ou rs v e ry t r u l y ,
EAHSAS CIMTJ

fcSFEEALEKS ASSE.

flleaaitn'
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(Enmmmial
(Ears



S e c r e ta r y ,

JAN

. 1914
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THE KANSAS C IT Y S T A R .

January 19, 1914

Mr. Secretary Houston,
Mr. Se c r et ar y HeAdo o ,
Chicago, I l l i n o i s .
Gentlemen:
I am taking the l i b e r t y o f addressing you j o i n t l y
b e fo re you reach Kansas Gity in my cap acity as guide, p h i l o s ­
opher and fr ie n d , ju st as an extra precaution that you donTt
go wrong.

I have the f u l l e s t confidence in your judgment, but

you havenrt liv e d as long as I , and so may be a t r i f l e shy on
v i s io n .
On that su bject I am something o f a s p e c i a l i s t .
When I came to Kansas Gity t h i r t y - fo u r years ago I was just
a damn f o o l with imagination.

But the years have made me

in to a wise rnan with v is io n .
You w i l l be furnished with s t a t i s t i c s that prove
Kansas Gity the in e v ita b le s i t e f o r a reserve bank.

But I

never was strong on arithm etic m yself, and I leave the
s t a t i s t i c s fo r oth ers.

I t ' s the v is io n I want to emphasise.

When my partner and I s ta rte d out in 1880 to f i n d
the s i t e fo r our reserve bank, which happened to be a news­
paper , he was strong f o r Brooklyn.

Kansas Gity was then the

most unpromising c i t y on earth, slo v e n ly , i l l - k e p t , without
a mile o f paved s t r e e t .
t e r r i t o r y and i t s p eople.

What decided me in i t s favor was i t s
I looked out over unbounded

stretch es o f the most f e r t i l e acres o f the earth, inhabited




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by the most en terp risin g men and women t o own to h is t o r y .

This

combination I f e l t was bound to make Kansas C ity a wonderful
commercial cen ter.
My r o s i e s t a n ticip a tio n s have 'been exceeded. The
natural resources have proved r ic h e r than anybody c o u l d thave
imagined, and the people have proved equal to t h e i r op portu n ities.
They have been up and* coming a l l the time.
equal.

You canT.t fin d th eir

Every movement on advanced lin e s has found i t s support

out here.

But f o r th is t e r r i t o r y there would have been no place

f o r Bryan, there would have been no place fo r R oosev elt, there
would have been no place f o r Woodrow Wilson, there would, have
"been no t a l k o f fe d e r a l reserve banks.
I f I had charge o f you f o r your v i s i t in Kansas City
I would take you where you would stand with one fo o t in Missouri
and the other in Kansas, lo ok in g out over the West Bottoms which
r e c e iv e s a steady stream o f c a t t l e from the whole West up t o the
Rocky Mountains.

I would shOYf you the immense in d u s tria l develop­

ment that i s going on in jfforth Kansas C ity, and I would take you
to the Hew Union Station which i s one o f the magnificent bu ildings
o f the whole world.

I would p oin t out to you that the v is io n of

the ra ilr o a d s has impelled them to spend f i f t y m illio n d o lla r s
in terminal improvements here in the l a s t few years to make ready
f o r the fu tu re.
I would tru s t to th is showing to open your eyes to the
■present and future o f Kansas City.

You see I am anxious to save

you from any chance o f being pointed out in h is t o r y as men o f
d e fe c tiv e v is io n .




S in ce re ly ,

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P. S.

I w i l l stake my reputation that the Kansas

Oity reserve bank w i l l make the g re a te st percentage o f growth
o f any hank in the whole system.




ux

R M

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D r . eJ. P h u x i p K ano «

t

C o m m e r c e B ih l d is g

K a n s a s C n r ,M o .

December 3 1 , 1913.
S en a to r T /illia m J o e l Stone
W ashington, D.Q.
My dear S e n a to r:
I t p r o b a b ly i s

s u p e r flu o u s f o r me

t o s o l i c i t you r k i n d l y

c o n s id e r a t io n in b e h a l f o f G re a te r Kansas C i t y fo r a F e d e ra l R eserve
Bank , but I know f u l l w e l l th e deep i n t e r e s t th a t you f e e l f o r the p eo­
p l e o f W estern M is s o u r i*

We have alw ays cou n ted upon yon when some

g r e a t w ork was to b e done in b e h a l f o f the c i t i z e n s o f Kansas C ity and
you have always been e q u a l t o th e o c c a s io n ; a Ed we t r u s t in t h i s hour
when th e b a t t l e is on and a g r e a t deal i s a t stak e th a t you w i l l e x e r ­
c i s e your g r e a t in flu e n c e i n b e h a lf o f p ro c u r in g f o r Kansas C it y a Fed­
e r a l R eserve Bank.

T7e b e l i e v e th a t the v a s t t e r r i t o r y t o th e South­

w est and lo r t h w e s t o f us d o in g b u s in e s s th rou gh Kansas C it y e n t i t l e s
t h is C ity t o th e F e d e r a l R eserv e Bank,
I ticust your fa v o r a b le c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f t h i s m a tte r .
Tours v e r y t r u l y ,

P. S .

A Happy le w Year t o y ou , S e n a to r .

In th e coining y e a r may you

e n jo y a r e a l i z a t i o n o f your hopes and a n t i c i p a t i o n s .

May you e n j o y w it h

us the prom ise o f th e p;°°& times made p o s s i b l e b y the e f f o r t s o f y ou r­
s e l f and o t t e r tr u e r e p r e s e n t a t iv e s o f the p u b l i c .
JPK-R.




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O EO . A.

J O S E P H R, O A N T , FIRST V lC E -P R E S ID IN T
M. F. B E L I S L E , SECO N D VICE-PRESIDENT

K, PRESIDENT

E. M. S O M E R V I L L E , SECR ETAR Y AND

life ZHnbertoriters’ Hjasoctatton of Kansas Cttp, JWtjSSourt
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

60S

J . P. M U L L A N E , CHAIRMAN
R. J . L Y D D A N E
W. J . C A R D W E L L
A . W. H A R T S T O N E
H O W A R D A U S T IN

Hon. G,

S H U K E R T B U IL D IN G

<7, Lie M o o , Chairman,
The Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
■
:.;ash:'nrton, D, C,

Dear S ir :




We are herewith enclosing you a report of the conditions
of L ife Insurance in Kansas City with a hope that your committee
w ill select Kansas City as a point of Location.
Yours very resp ectfully,

C tA M lc [ f

. .KASU R EIi

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K. PRESIDENT

J O S E P H R. S A N T , FIRST VICE-PRESID ENT
M. F. B E L I S L E , SECO N D VICE-PRESIDENT

E. M. S O M E R V I L L E , SECR ETA R Y AND

»..4 A S U R IR

life Unberhmters’ Association of Hansasf Citp, Jflis&ourt
O F F IC E O F TH E S E C R E T A R Y

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

60S

J . P. M U L L A N E , CHAIRMAN
R. J . L Y D D A N E
W. J . C A R D W E L L .
A . W. H A R T S T O N E
H O W A R D A U S T IN

S H U K E R T B U IL D IN G

Itarato* City, jftlo.,

Hon.

(fan, 21

14

Gr, M g Adoo, Chairman
The Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.

Dear S ir :
At a meeting of the Life Underwriters Association of Kansas
O it y , held January 19, 1914, a committee was appointed to draft and
submit a special report for your careful consideration with a vie?/
of indicating why Kansas City is a logical point for a Regional Bank.
Kansas Git;/ has fifty-three general agencies and Home offices
of l i f e insurance companies and the records show have collected premiums
during the year 1913 direct from the following States:
Texas,
Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and M issouri, exceeding $ 1 0 ,2 0 0 ,0 0 0 , in
premiums with 1 3 0 6 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 . of life insurance in force, on the lives
of nearly 3 0 0 ,0 0 0 people.
Full;/ 91 f: of this £ '10,200,000, of premiums
wein6. paid by check and cleared through Kansas O ity .
These figures
do not take into consideration the millions of dollars paid out in
death claims, matured p o lic ie s, policy and real estate loans, which
are also made through, the several K?.nsas City o ffic e s .




Respectfully subpaitted,

[hUi /

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0 £ JT)'

Form2689J.

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

23,000 O F F IC E S IN A M E R IC A

C A B L E S E R V IC E T O A LL T H E W O R LD

T H E O . N . V A I t PRESIDENT
RECEIVER'S No.

B E LV ID E R E
TIME FILED

BROOKS,

GENERAL MANAGER

CHECK

S E N D the following DAY LETTER subject to \
~ tho tfarm* on back horeof, which are hereby agreed to )

T)ec £7
4 Q,| 3
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T o . Hon. Wm. G-. Me Ado o t S e c r e t a r y o f T rea su ry .________________________________
W ashington, D. 0 .__________________________________________
T l ie u n d e r s ig n e d , r e p r e s e n t in g members who h an dle d u rin g tha yau r_________

Oiie hundred and f i f t y m i l l i o n d o l l a r s in p r o c e e d s o f ms.rketed l i v e

9

u r g e t h a t a R e g io n a l R eserve Bank be e s t a b li s h e d a t Kansas O it y , M issou ri

j?!his c i t y i s the second l a r g e s t l i v e s t o c k m arket i n the worifl a-nfl ia fh a
v e r y c e n t e r o f th e p r o d u c t io n o f l i v e

stock .

At t h i s time- th ere i s an

a d m itted s h o rta g e o f b e e f c a t t l e , and we t h in k th e p r o d u c t io n w ould be
gr e a t l y s tim u la te d by th e e s t a b l i s h i n g o f one o f th e 'R egion al 'RftSfirve
Banks h e r e .

T h is i s •where th e p rod u cex o f l i v e s t o c k d e p o s it s and_______

P o r r Qws_h i s money.____Loans a g g r e g a tin g f o r t y m ill inn f l n i u r a p r

y^ gy____

a re made from t h is poin t, t o the l iv e s t a c k ..i n t e r e s t s , and we n eed t h i s__
a id , and s t r o ng l y u rg e.th e e s t a b li s h in g o f a__‘R e g io n a l ^Qs^rve BanTr ha-re,
M. L. McClure

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RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS

LIVE STOCK
AT

Kansas Gity Stock Yards,
KANSAS CITY,
FOR

W ith

T H E

a Summary of

Y E A R

1913,

Receipts and

Shipments

of all kinds of Live Stock for a Term
of Forty-Three Years, Ending
Decem ber 31st, 1913.

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K A N S A S C IT Y , M O . :
T I E R N A N - D A R T P R IN T IN G C O M P A N Y

1913

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Page
Total Receipts for the Y ear...................................... 6
Total Shipped and Driven Out for Year................ 6
Driven Into Yards.......................................................... 7
Driven Out of Yards for Packers’ U s e .................... 7
Total Yearly R eceipts.................................................. 8
Total Yearly Shipments and Driven Out.............. 9
Largest R eceipts............................................................. 10
The Wabash Railroad.................................................. 11
Missouri Pacific Railway.............................................. 12
Union Pacific Railroad.................................................. 13
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R ........................ 14
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R y.............................. 15
Chicago & Alton Railroad.......................................... 16
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R y.......................... 17
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul R y.......................... 18
Missouri, Kansas & Texas R y .................................... 19
The Kansas City Southern R y.................................. 20
Chicago, Great Western R. R .................................... 21
Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City*R. R ........................ 22
St. Joseph & Grand Island R y .................................. 23
St. Louis & San Francisco R. R ................................ 24
Total Receipts for Year by Railroads...................... 25
Total Shipments for Year by Railroads.................. 25
Receipts of Cars for 1912 and 1913........................ 26
Shipments of Cars for 1912 and 1913.................... 26
Total Receipts of Cars for 1913................................ 27
Total Shipments of Oars for 1913............................ 27
Receipts of Cars by Railroads for 20 Y ears.......... 28
Shipments of Cars by Railroads for 20 Y ea r s.. . . 29
Average Weight of Hogs for 1913.......................... 30

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Total Receipts for the Year.
MONTH

J a n u a ry .......
F eb ru a ry.....
M arch ............
A p r il..............
M ay ..............
J u n e ..............
Ju ly.................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r ........
November ...
December ...

Cattle

Calreg

Hogs

150503
124713
121550
124745
101743
125137
177619
268326
337025
269517
183730
146407

9463 269622
7211 195686
5921 163497
4697 218497
3759 228751
8401 245309
15643 196134
23007 170342
37036 172355
38912 203179
22425 243168
11395 261245

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

158177 11992 10631
8496
155075
9014
158047
9118
795&
8915
180812
6232
190281
5191
8133
2686
9056
161497
2802 10328
106394
5146 13258
113357
230929
7495 16026
8449 14175
317771
159484
7255 10496
162924
6730
9493

T o ta l....... 2131015 187870 2567785 2094748 82110 126965
T otal 1912... 1943390 203834 2523331 2133976 73445 121964

Total Shipped and Driven Out for Year.
MONTH

Ja n u ary........
February ......
March ..........
A p r il..............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
July ..............
A u g u s t..........
S eptem ber...
October ........
November ...
December ...
T o ta l......

Cattle

Calres

153095
121830
122467
127286
104547
118969
175689
264394
322123
287437
190338
147768

10925 267329
7637 194174
4635 163698
4636 2160 H
3617 229318
6933 245695
15384 196357
26895 169503
35682 169659
36966 205653
23814 245888
13775 261198

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

155460 11273
157496
8387
9474
156646
6528
179463
5528
190915
152059
3013
2651
107807
4883
115408
224861
7636
335070 7278
160585
8587
6938
161653

Cars

2925
24832528
1974
1829
1545
2992
6239
7329
6595
3688
2496

2135943 190899 2564483 2097423 82176 42623

T otal 1912... 1934931 203990 2521216 2135304 73779 37823




Driven Into Yards.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

344
265
366
391
312
408
522
464
543
583
530
542

2300
1850
2082
2900
3246
3166
2730
3097
2982
4832
5858
4578

326
102
127
100
207
1063
1592
1064
639
448
427
293

55
9
7
24
11

S eptem ber................
October.......................
N o v e m b e r................
D e c e m b e r................

852
654
1040
824
635
542
482
424
730
781
795
933

T o ta l.....................

8692

5270

39621

6388

260

Total 1912..........

10432

4807

23764

4555

68

January.....................
F ebruary...................
M arch.........................
A p r il...........................
M ay ...........................

22
73
59

Driven Out of Yards for Packers' and City Use.
MONTH

Calves

87518
68863
72090
84718
68540
81515
100401
101657
141195
132570
103334
92205

7971
4509
2088
3091
3129
6028
12327
16790
14101
14803
11773
9646

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

132730
139071
127629
154957
146259
128197
96186
98116
168756
190167
94606
124319

500
352
1000
1028
603
401

T o ta l..................... 1134606 106256 2295497 1600993

6598

Total 1912.......... 1065296 152397 2423742 1611651

7624

J a n u ary .....................
F ebru ary...................
M arch .........................
April .........................
M a y ..............................
J u n e ............................
A u g u s t.......................
Septem ber................
October .....................
November ................
December...................

►
T<

Cattle

........




—7—

249925
173796
139215
198525
216925
241967
179513
140125
126579
176751
219582
232594

201
1102
3
1006
402

....—...............

A

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

A ------------------------------------------------------- *

Total Yearly Receipts.
YEAR

1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913

Cattle

120827
236802
227689
207080
174754
183378
215768
175344
211415
244709
285863
439671
460780
533526
506627
490971
669224
1056086
1220343
1472229
1270917
1479078
1660807
1689193
1613454
1714532
1817526
1757964
1912019
1969718
2000165
2082541
1953371
1996610
2180491
2295979
2384294
2154338
2350946
2229570
2124772
1943390
2131015

Total 53845776

Calves

'76568
76570
92077
86021
83352
76198
100166
104436
88269
105465
113077
126410
196625
183741
166861
242091
259815
285966
303789
308982
277572
245618
203834
187870

Hogs

41036
104639
221815
212532
63350
153777
192645
427777
588908
676477
1014304
963036
1379401
1723586
.2358718
2264484
2423262
2008984
2073910
2865171
2599109
2397477
1948373
2547077
2457697
2605575
3350796
3672909
2959073
3094139
3716404
2279337
1969381
2227170
2507548
2675601
2923777
3715109
3092835
2085566
3167816
2523331
2567785

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

6623
4527
809
13110
2648
6071
14603
5975
4202
13370
8855
3679
9093
25327
2646
11692
55045
5339
4279
13958
42190
36700
10796
16583
61684
J5829
20702
14086
22704
50611
79924
29089
12592
80724
34668
11716
45470
119665
19860
237964 27163
55227
63213
221801
24506
172659
58924
33188
209956
67752
29690
351050 27650
74666
370772
83972
34563
535869
37118 108160
386760
91456
31740
438268
97462
32505
569517
99755
35097
589555
44237 107492
864713
52607 103368
993126
57847 113594
1134236
37006 123047
980303
17483 121426
953241
33775 116479
860449 108308 128892
980078
96657 134958
1154084
76844 117730
1151730 67274 113807
1004099
67562 116628
1318968
65582 129341
1616788
69629 138769
1582148
62341 145406
1640542
56335 141943
1645325
67796 143750
1841173
69628 129073
84861 140799
2175493
2133976
73445 121964
2094748
82110 126965

3991373 84841697 30786689 1708028 3567683




TEAR

•

1871
1872
1873
1874
1875
1876
1877
1878
1 87 9
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
188 9
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
J 1903
'' 1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913

Cattle

120794
236 7 9 9
227 6 6 6
207069
1 74211
183256
215771
175549
. 2 11361
244281
286 1 3 4
439521
460 5 9 8
533992
506 5 7 7
490 9 0 6
669 0 6 2
105 5547
121 9395
1 47 2853
1 27 2 2 49
1477741
1 66 1247
1 6 8 7 2 74
1 6 1 3 1 23
1 71 4 3 36
1817033
1 75 8 3 96
1 91 1356
1 96 8 2 66
1 99 9 0 48
2 08 7357
1957660
2 00 1495
2 1 7 6 2 97
2 2 9 6 4 14
2 3 8 4 7 39
2 148625
2 34 1 8 79
223 2 6 17
2 1 2 2 1 62
1 93 4 9 31
213 5 9 43

T o ta l 53831530




Calves

76713
76580
92156
85968
83256
75923
100284
104355
88521
105048
112830
127386
1 97670
1 86327
1 67625
2 46612
2 59127
285 7 8 8
304366
308474
278 0 3 6
2 45456
203 9 9 0
1 90899

Hogs

401 0 2
104399
220 5 7 4
212714
630 9 6
1 53180
1 93204
426 3 5 5
589 7 9 4
676 8 4 8
101 5447
961906
137 9005
1724287
235 9027
226 4323
2 4 2 3 5 46
2 00 9 2 50
2 07 3 3 14
286 3 3 54
2 60 1 1 09
239 6 7 37
1 94 8457
2 54 7 5 88
2 45 7 1 67
2 6 0 4 8 42
3 3 4 8 5 56
367 4 2 69
2 9 5 7 8 27
309 6 0 91
3 72 2573
2 28 3827
196 7096
222 6 3 04
250 4 5 86
267 4 8 49
2915459
3 72 1 7 39
309 0 9 68
2 0 8 5 2 28
316 3 9 85
2 5 2 1 2 16
256 4 4 83

Sheep

4527
6071
5951
8877
25310
54829
423 3 3
370 1 2
611 5 7
51004
79848
80708
119180
237214
223 0 8 8
1 72397
209 4 9 1
351 7 9 6
369878
535207
387912
438139
569277
589359
863100
9 89 4 2 0
113 9222
981 6 6 8
9 53615
860 5 1 7
980 0 7 1
115 2907
115 8 3 34
1 00 1 4 34
131 9 2 92
161 6 0 48
1 57 8 0 59
164 0 7 52
1 64 5 7 02
1 83 8924
2 17 5 6 19
2 13 5304
2097^23

Horses
and
Mules
809
2648
4202
3685
2635
5321
429 6
10794
15826
14090
12604
11607
19869
27092
24656
33098
29618
27739
34485
37134
31783
32432
35891
44153
52655
57710
36945
17487
33357
104579
96571
76388
67272
66538
65651
69117
62126
56490
67811
69585
84776
73779
8 2176

Cars

5125
10683
10044
10879
7036
7131
7 36 6
9483
12741
12874
14382
19698
24662
32056
334 5 2
27050
31489
33313
36803
50704
39508
42621
39366
392 1 0
34056
40011
38335
37081
38905
38823
35351
405 3 6
38837
40385
37988
40442
48071
4 3636
45054
42852
40811
37823
42623

4 0 0 3 3 9 0 84828681 30787976 1 70 7480 1 31 9196

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Total Yearly Shipments and Driven Out.

LARGEST RECEIPTS.
L argest R eceipts in O ne Day.
Cattle— A ugust 25, 1913..................................................

37,549

Calves— September 15, 1908......................... ...............

5,560

Hogs— June 13, 1911 .......................................................

35,349

Sheep— October 7, 1907..................................................

27,905

Horses and Mules— September 19, 1900................

1,473

Cars— A u gu st 25, 1913....................................................

1,595

Largest Receipts in One W e e k .
Cattle— September 6, 1913..............................................

95,298

Calves— October 17, 1908...............................................

15,761

H ogs— January 11, 1908..................................................

132,030

Sheep— October 14, 1911................................................

85,311

Horses and M ules— January 26, 1901.......................

4,112

Cars— October 10, 1908....................................................

4,701

L arge st R eceipts in One M onth.
Cattle— October, 1905......................................................

339,831

Calves— October, 1906.......................................................

56,166

H ogs— January, 1908......................................................

503,514

Sheep— October, 1911.......................................................

325 986

Horses and M ules— January, 1901............................

15,451

Cars— October, 1911..1.......................................................

17,696

L argest R eceipts in One Y e a r.
Cattle— 1907.......................................................................... 2,384,294
Calves— 1909 ........................................................................

308,982

Hogs— 1901................................................................... ........ 3.716,404
Sheep— 1911.......................................................................... 2,175,493
Horses and M ules— 1900..................................................

103,308

Cars— 1907..............................................................................

145,406

Average number of head of stock received per
day for year 1913.......................................................




19,352

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

The Wabash Railroad.

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

July ..................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r .......
November ...
December ...

587
455
629
785
1377
789
1036
621
811
672
910
700

1
10
21
5
1
22
22
31
36

1317
324
1600
1518
2266
3347
2163
1267
819
2017
2960
3365

T otal..........

9372

186

T otal 1912

6466

354

January........
F ebruary......

Slieep

274
1374

1
12
35
34
62
23

22963

8935

381

752

17497

12479

390

619

357

2122
3003
869
250

25
62
111
6
10

Cars

51
29
57
52
87
81
90
50
49
55
76
75

15
22

686

Horses
and
Mules

The Wabash Railroad.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

J a n u ary........
F ebruary.....
M a r c h ..........
A p ril...............
M ay.................

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

2902
905
974
407
427
226
317
376
835
1166
1303
1681

289
261
314
159
126
133
236
541
530
454
220
262

29524

55624 11519

3525

10778

70488

3519

J u ly................
A u g u s t..........
S eptem ber...
O c to b e r ........
November ...
December ...

4704
4770
4170
2892
2553
3644
5618
13133
12594
9621
3648
4701

126
1203
2706
1977
712
227

295
1017
4454
2504
645
249
3189
5340
3723
2290
749
5069

T otal..........

72048

7908

T otal 1912

73830

7600




Sheep

239
456
90
64
108

— 11—

1696
3836
7933
3111
2656
1003
1570
1500
-i505
11464
12910
3440

9613

■*<

4
Missouri Pacific Railway.

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

J a n u a ry ........
F ebru ary......
M a r c h ..........
A p r il..............
M a y ................
J u n e ...............
J u ly .................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r ........
November ...
December ...

27595
23206
19050
22771
18831
19940
29674
4 89 5 3
552 7 2
4 9303
29498
21383'

2443
1361
1123
1004
731
1381
2797
3564
5389
4082
2706
2650

67548
47280
36084
5 01 5 7
464 1 4
5 6227
4 13 0 4
38412
35902
43664
51804
5 8406

39352
327 6 0
23589
3 4187
3 3787
33537
274 3 6
443 1 5
1 46700
176494
32446

T otal..........

365 4 7 6

29231

T otal 1912

3 09324

28312

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

50268

2 32 9
1932
1896
1172
9 68
629
5 98
889
1316
1708
1410
1052

2214
174 4
1420
1779
1576
1683
1848
2619
3187
3142
1928
1750

5 73 2 0 2

674 8 7 1

1 58 9 9

24890

597340

617 3 8 6

11866

23155

Missouri Pacific Railway.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

J a n u a ry.......
F ebru ary......
M a r c h ..........
A p ril...............
M ay.................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly.................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
October .......
Novem ber ...
December ...

950 6
7729
963 9
10772
8562
7704
12488
18401
23358
20474
188 4 0
11974

2 99
441
340
602
52
' 217
4 22
2078
3909
5946
4880
1805

5141
12420
950 6
9365
8278
1468
789 4
10037
17047
14244
12738
9913

3901
7484
12287
10009
12257
6085
721
1480
16058
4 81 7 7
11798
6368

2723
2374
190 0
1048
1079
345
571
1118
2004
2 57 9
2478
2 15 0

4 80
507
571
5 50
483
325
547
791
1149
1278
8 86
575

T otal..........

1 59447

20991

1 18051

1 36625

20369

814 2

Total 1912

128095

10904

46841

127139

16123

6225




—12—

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

January......
February.....
March..........
April............
M ay ............
June............
J u ly ............
August........
September...
October........
November...
December ...

Calves

H ogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mulei

Cars

754
626
546
478
273
368
2770
4906
6195
2251
1024
866

46168
34636
23406
32485
29697
27847
27937
22791
22093
23746
31193
34063

15538
9533
5516
5569
3903
541
1480
3584
20869
29741
3415
7837

1081
903
1047
708
659
205
497
950
1401
1195
1083
754

1515
1174
970
1170
898
737
1309
1826
1972
1228
840
864

216631 21057

356062

107526

10483

14503

1912 186163 17151

321519

142720

8770

13357

Total........
Total

Cattle

16917
14412
13084
15722
10081
8323
22206
37586
39439
18855
10637
9369

Union Pacific Railroad.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

A u gu st..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

5892
4480
5869
3837
2654
1899
2414
3714
4702
7936
7388
2256

T o t a l.........
Total 1912

J an u ary........
February......

March..........
April............
M a y ...............
June ............

J u ly ............

Calves

Hogs

279
613
258
4

65
288
240
204

1689
1347
164

19714

810

1918

23043

1016

2555

100

58

53041

4481

1174

73333

1386

719

— 13—

62

13
85

Cars

21

490

913
621
181

1111

Horses
and
Mules

199
155
198
125
109
76
92
134
162
292
277
99

385
721
429
8436
3349
2604




316
185

191

Sheep

66
138
42
127
95
96
48
51
28

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Union Pacific Railroad.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R.
R E C E IP T S .
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Sheep

Hogs

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

J a n u ary........
February......
M arch............
A pril...............
M a y ...............
Ju n e..............
J u l y ..............
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
October..........
N o v e m b e r...
December ...

8190
8984
13825
1 3095
9087
941 2
7979
6810
8613
10001
5728
9705

282
184
370
208
97
147
115
222
341
319
291
313

18110
12492
1 8450
17844
15498
24675
16235
18784
1 7109
1 4228
15300
20321

9199
8708
10050
2759
3049
5678
9494
12786
7248
5664
5233
9683

1053
1138
930
556
327
264
156
345
405
716
961
9 20

661
6 42
9 16
856
629
777
6 48
614
671
671
499
695

T o ta l........ .

111429

2889

209 0 4 6

89551

7771

8279

Total 1912 107808

3847

296 5 9 2

1 16722

862 4

8984

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

9716
7 66 7
5764
4 68 8
7 28 0
8091
12030
313 8 4
3 0364
23850
1 2046
8070

819
808
1398
287
264
609
865
2824
2402
3221
1775
548

466
3391
3815
2 91 4
1673

525 1
2572
246 0
274 2
9148
746 4
2931
2759
930 6
13761
753 0
3985

T o t a l.........

160 9 5 0

15820

12526

699 0 9

3648

6277

Total 1 9 1 2

1 31919

7514

709

51656

3845

5118

J a n u ary.......
F ebruary......
A p ril...............
M ay ...............
J u n e ...............




135

80
72
30

— 14—

386
555
297
347
500
2 71
294
190
311
276
305
73
4 28
67
1156
391
2 99
1165
291 ' 977
246
473
318
309

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

January .......
F ebru ary.....
M arch............
A p ril..............
M ay................
J u n e ..............
July.................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
October .......
November ...
December ...

43852
1811
34353
1634
32196
1373
1042
34472
30642
793
32865
1431
45219
3001
9233b
6345
134337 12569
113162 18480
75963 10725
2979
53475

46505
37452
28261
41827
45561
43346
34125
29477
33360
36966
43750
43997

66959
88881
103472
116024
91136
47323
13909
17018
39089
68608
69887
67094

4026
2622
2758
2047
1931
785
765
1443
2293
2446
1928
2255

2744
2266
2123
2430
2177
2062
2311
4045
5530
4957
3541
2835

T otal..........

722874 62183

464627

779400

25299

37021

Total 1912 619095 61116

415127

748869

21546

33413

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

January .......
F ebruary......
M arch............
A p ril...............
M a y ................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October ........
November ...
December ...

13606
12365
10324
7762
5639
3791
9450
19957
25634
23294
14504
8034

747
334
75
7
10
13
253
919
3009
2090
1250
222

937
1878
3479
2485
421
35
2122
3517
2656
1122
4954
4434

987
1229
4077
1667
6837
2655
985
887
4933
14169
11281
11481

778
702
701
927
660
468
329
402
666
650
479
209

556
528
4 33
359
286
166
393
764
1059
867
591
383

T otal..........

154360

8929

28040

61188

6971

6385

18236

82080

4618

6299

T otal 1912 149335




3981

— 15—

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe By.

Chicago & Alton Railroad.
R E C E IP T S .
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

January ........
F eb ru a ry.....
M arch............
A p ril..............
M a y ................
J u n e ...............
J u ly................
A u g u s t..........
S ep tem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

1221
1292
1065
1745
1430
1788
1936
2131
1937
1645
1387
1480

67
54
72
45
35
45
72
37
103
99
75
46

6625
2892
2375
4373
5563
4359
4165
2856
2774
5060
6199
6359

T otal..........

19057

750

T otal 1912

15706

849

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

13
34
47
3533
2130
1936
667
1005
312
1270

17
40
68
21
14
2
33
8
25
109
32
60

143
95
84
127
133
161
161
146
125
150
140
148

53600

11587

429

1613

48780

16555

351

1465

640

Chicago & Alton Railroad.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

988
358
910
2026
3764
4581
1567
147
1203

303
499
663
714
1156
308
218
276
194
327
308
304

141
116
106
168
60
79
259
360
469
500
217
193

5020

15724

54271

5270

2668

8962

5007

58808

6761

3207

A p ril...............
M ay.................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly.................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r ........
November ...
Decem ber ...

215
174
171
170
2
4
264
445
769
1709
574
523

T otal..........

64648

T otal 1912

68112




Sheep

5098
253
1571
6001
2381
1500
1083
3275
7409
18858
4630
2212

3574
3277
2508
3542
1033
1693
6362
8822
10656
11974
5869
5338

J a n u a ry ........
F eb ru a ry......

Hogs

180

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

■
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

31502
24689
20680
25274
25776
29462
27149
24517
20096
20963
28415
30913

14860
11376
12795
2134
13292
11057
14111
9119
12347
28538
36015
15203

1754
1145
1253
1153
698
327
228
478
780
624
676
473

1385
1208
1124
1057
991
1171
1298
1462
1756
1855
1633
1320

T otal..........

278324 23796 309436

180847

9589

16260

T otal 1912

249053 22703 286379

229682

&883 15245

J a n u ary.......
F ebru ary......
M arch ............
A p ril..............
M a y ................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly.................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r ........
N o v e m b e r...
December ...

617
540
485
285
297
748
1858
3427
4810
6963
2577
1189

19946
18862
18725
15898
13156
17042
20227
27330
37490
37329
29749
22570

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.

SHIPM ENTS.
Cattle

MONTH

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

J a n u ary.......
F ebru ary.....
M arch ............
A p ril...............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
Ju ly.................
A u g u st..........
S eptem ber...
O c to b e r ........
N o vem b er...
December ...

6247
4863
4731
2912
2915
3951
8675
22459
25482
23629
9488
3806

128
131
10
169
51
60
423
1020
2806
3115
913
136

10467
4155
5110
284
1182
154
89
4002
7071
4691
3124
4602

1111
134
325
256
2682
1535
2260
3182
6060
12285
6985
3934

794
888
714
708
443
365
247
597
726
393
589
260

287
228
217
117
145
167
330
848
981
879
368
180

T otal..........

119158

8962

44931

40749

6724

4747

T otal 1912

97800

6168

7015

50432

5836

4051

« ......-

-

-

■-




-

_________
-1 7 —

,

J

4
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

J a n u ary........
F ebru ary......
M arch............
A p r il..............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
J u ly................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October .......
Novem ber ...
December ...

3302
2298
2452
2724
2090
2682
2406
3327
4288
3309
3431
2825

165
68
79
81
132
147
58
46
143
363
247
220

6893
3329
2880
4531
5614
7405
6698
6648
6560
7566
9900
13176

3153
782
317

T otal..........

35134

1749

Total 1912

38872

2573

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

2528
8980
5947
2905
2656
848
3407
2505

42
27
95
77
109
8
1
15
154
42
102
103

242
141
144
181
177
266
236
269
318
256
308
304

81200

34028

745

2842

68563

38038

671

2852

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

January ......
February.....
M arch............
A p r il..............
M ay.................

7578
3971
2543

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

353
531

51

Cars

2369
1644
402
1438
2948
2526
3542
860

42
30
103
44
54
4
57
51
141
75
59
22

286
149
93
89
119
123
347
758
838
469
252
189

145

2222

Horses
and
Mules

August.........
September...
October......
November ...
December ...

2723
3222
9452
21538
22633
12861
6560
5332

165
34
1168
861
180
81

T otal..........

100635

2857

1852

16613

682

3712

T otal 1912

71089

1006

80

28048

877

2993

J une............
Ju ly.................




1707

Missouri, Kansas & Texas By.

RECEIPTS.
Cattle

MONTH

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

10819
7323
6037
8646
11566
10825
6761
5843
8062
11032
.11216
10520

1291
483
1562
19714
38007
17519
2681
2077
1589
925
1840
1091

307
363
206
69
146
153
78
124
145
210
136
294

558
477
355
507
677
906
1022
913
919
674
599
637

T otal..........

164712 16750 108650

88779

2231

8244

Total 1912

186984 34393 106998

85835

2371

9705

J a n u ary.......
F ebru ary......
M arch............
A p r il..............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
July................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
O c to b e r ........
November ...
December ...

9995
9629
6548
6516
6646
16561
23858
22320
22451
14197
12526
13465

Calves

746
1319
475
498
244
1763
2021
1448
2402
2164
2741
929

Missouri, Kansas & Texas By.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

J a n u a ry .......
F ebru ary.....

Cattle

A p ril...............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
July................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December......

761
535
1025
574
666
288
456
703
733
1775
1984
903

T otal..........
T otal 1912

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

110
241

174

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

296
60

50
130
354
590
640
2311
160
1906

211
149
302
106
67
89
52
89
114
225
233
140

43
26
46
23
26
14
25
35
34
79
74
49

10403

755

6492

1777

474

9942

701

10797

2016

563




3
1
97
66
58

2578

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

A ------------------------------------------------------- A

The Kansas City Southern Ry.
R E C E IP T S .
Cattle

MONTH

Calves

934
388
290
190
194
445
479
464
937
1045
815 ■
809

Hogs

5467
5099
3849
4842
5131
4420
2885
2868
3610
5077
5933
5631

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

191
283
2337
4754
2415
1720
2202
959
1151

233
183
74
54
40
57
37
26
94
94
125
63

196
137
123
116
108
145
180
191
277
301
208
177

979
122

A p ril...............
M a y ................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly ................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

3460
2207
2212
1571
1171
2224
3047
4090
6843
6705
4140
3138

T otal..........

40808

6990

54812

17113

1080

2159

Total 1912

44306

7441

65545

11835

1681

2329

J a n u ary.......
February .....

The Kansas City Southern Ry.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

J a n u a ry ........
F ebru ary......
M arch............
A pril ............
M a y .................
J u n e ...............
Ju ly .................
A u g u s t..........
S eptem ber...
O c to b e r .......
N o v e m b e r...
December......

214
348
216
285
540
1157
2295
1429
1559
992
825
368

T otal..........
T otal 1912




Calves

Hogs

Sheep

368

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

1222
889
708
280
279
336
232
474
456
465
257
268

62
57
54
34
39
66
110
85
92
64
35
27

62

614
908
632
164
314
944
957
539
284
167
73

10228

258

5596

743

5866

725

10173

141

626

995

5542

636

2
60
128

230

145

R E C E IP T S .
MONTH

Cattle

Ju ly................
A u g u s t..........
S eptem ber...
October..........
N ovem ber ...
December ...

270
149
743
124
121
36
117
219
224
109
478
423

Total ........
Total 1912

Ja n u ary........

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

484
178
233

1
27
g
9
1
5

38
39

193
123
176
581
357

Cars

15
79
7
1
2
9
3
9
31
1
7
156

19
14
34
8
7
4
10
11
20
12
25
28'

9
1
3
5

235
186
234
342

3013

69

1969

1430

320

192

6606

317

2489

2000

263

321

Chicago Great Western R. R.

SHIPMENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

J u ly................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
Novem ber ...
Decem ber ...

1739
745
1113
762
548
1264
4088
16862
20531
10851
1802
1317

T otal..........

61622

5541

Total 1912

23129

1263

F ebruary......
M arch............




Hogs

Sheep

Cars

102

2071
1060
127
1218
2950
3576
694
250

41
21
182
28
22
31
7
124
173
150
21
58

64
31
61
30
28
49
132
591
699
385
56
51

102

11946

858

2177

3320

452

874

116
126
108

62
857
2907
1306
59

—21—

Horses
and
Mules

Reproduced from the Unclassified / Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Chicago Great Western R. R.

Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City E. R.
R E C E IP T S .
MONTH

Cattle

January ........
F ebru a ry.....

Ju ly.................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

803
891
1140
885
978
8 40
1940
214 2
1969
1129
1015
951

T otal..........
T otal 1912

A p ril...............
M a y .................

Calves

44
13
32

a2

Hogs

4056
235 7
2122
3321
3896

Sheep

25
95
24

1 0936

4 36

1458

1 2752

304

1022

*

21
36
44
49

4557
2787
2795
5544
7206
6161

14683

324

4 99 5 8

10859

538

29441

9

Cars

104
75
79
89
100
125
176
164
145
126
152
123

1177
121
13
241
1949
1950
1475
660
673
1632
1045

10
21
13

Horses
and
Mules

182
5
5
63
9
28

Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City R. R.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

A p ril...............

Septem ber...
November ...
Decem ber ...

Total 191 2




612
634
697
614
231
210
1143
2510
1448
4202
1579
1070

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

17
1
75
130
148
135

33
10

106
281
312
70

14950

844

14761

362

—22—

2

70

Cars

21
20
22
21
10
7
34
79
53
144
61
37

331
1825
698
294

11
19

3561

93

509

3324

2 28

5 29

St. Joseph & Grand Island By.

RECEIPTS.
MONTH

Cattle

104
134
171
43
166
534
489
297
90
86
84
. 10

A p r il..............

A u g u s t.........
Septem ber...
October..........
N o vem b er...
December ...

Total 1912

Calves

8

Hogs

Slieep

208
626

6

1
3
17
10

152
204
243
320
57
140
97
320

2051
94
5858
1550
107

Horses
•nd
Males

Cars

163
271
262
79
84
210
367
545
459
664
243
230

14
20
19
5
22
32
40
56
26
31
13
16

2208

45

1741

10286

3577

294

1994

59

494

14233

2885

276

St. Joseph & Grand Island Ry.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

T otal 1912

Cattle

Calves

119
73
119
237
1
238
' 24
330
285
1115
486
257

1
104

3284

105

3581

1




Hogs

Sheep

2041
798

Horses
and
Mules

26
1

Cars

20
8
5

93

420
294
100
286
126
1979
1679

93

12
39

4

9
10
11
9

4

10
10
42
26
11

7723

96

161

2863

70

158

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

4«k'

St. Louis & San Francisco R. R.
r e c e ip t s .
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

J a n u a ry ........
F ebruary......
M arch ............
A p ril...............
M ay.................
J u n e ...............
July.................
A u g u st..........
Septem ber...
October.........
N o v e m b e r...
December ...

13409
718 7
8670
757 0
5332
11559
17003
19738
2 2531
12234
7389
598 0

1232
737
677
434
622
1474
1924
2057
3542
2504
616
762

21620
15785
15438
2 0779
28333
24870
19143
10675
15901
22158
23103
23093

4017
1581
249
87
1750
25665
17690
7760
4 36 4
2161
3637
4 11 0

710
235
399
265
129
37
29
274
365
508
336
323

785
474
5 10
5 38
551
906
999
8 92
1031
717
5 34

T otal..........

138602

16581

240898

73071

3610

845 8

T otal 1912

1 49722

19374

242803

80315

3772

9221

521

St. Louis & San Francisco R. R.

SHIPM ENTS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

J a n u a r y ........
F eb ru a ry......
M arch............
A p ril...............
M a y .................
J u n e .............
J u ly ...............
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December.....

1309
1510
1659
1469
6 62
302
793
1495
949
2293
1985
2137

2
54
1
121
1
1
64
58
395
585
7 10
180

2 49
294
835
1053
1115
280
340
1091
2365
827
1447
1477

T o ta l..........

16563

2172

11373

T otal 1912

14536

1604

4815




—

24—

Sheep

125

Horses
and
Mules

Cars

1146
1144
1661
806
379
240
4 16
667
869
892
1561
1114

91
1 00
137
97
83
26
55
87
88
165
152
122

11272

1 0895

1203

10660

9158

1096

200
170
3043
451
517
242
410
5391
723

*

RAILROADS

W a b a s h ........
M o. Pac........
U nion P ac...
C .B .& Q ........
A .T .& S .F ,..
C. & A ...........
C .R .I .& P ....
C .M .& S t.P ..
M .K . & T .....
K .C .S o ..........
C. Gt. W .......
Q .O .& K .C ...
S t .J .& G .I ...
S t .L .& S .F ...
Driven in .....

Cattle

9 37 2
3 65476
216631
111429
7 22874
19057
278 3 2 4
35134
164 7 1 2
40808
3013
14683
2208
138602
8 69 2

T otal.......... 2 13 1015

Calves

186
29231
21057
2889
621 8 3
750
23796
1749
1675C
6990
69
324
45
16581
5270

Hogs

Sheep

8935
229 6 3
5 73202 674871
356 0 6 2 1 07526
209 0 4 6
89551
464 6 2 7 779 4 0 0
53600
11587
309 4 3 6 180847
34028
812 0 0
108 6 5 0
88779
17113
54812
1430
1969
10936
'4 9 9 5 8
1741
10286
240 8 9 8
73071
39621
6388

1 87870 2 56 7 7 85 209 4 7 48

Horses
and
Mules
381
15899
10483
7771
25299
429
9589
745
2231
1080
320
436
3577
3610
260

Cars

752
248 9 0
14503
8279
37021
1613
16260
2842
8244
2159
192
1458
294
8458

82110 126965

Total Shipments for Year by Railroads.
RAILROADS

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

72048
159447
53041
160950
154 3 6 0
646 4 8
1 19158
1 00635
10403
10228
61622
14950
3284
16563

790 8
20991
4481
15820
8929
502 0
8962
2857
755
258
5541
844
105
2172

29524
118051
1174
125 2 6
28040
15724
4 49 3 1
1852

T otal.......... 1001337

84643

2 68986

W a b a s h ........
M o. P ac........
Union P a c ...
C .B .& Q ......
A .T .& S .F ...
C. & A ............
C .R .I .& P ....
C .M . & St.P..
M . K . & T ......
K . C. So.........
C. Gt. W ........
Q .O .& K .C ...
S t .J .& G .I ...
S t.L .& S .F ...




Sheep

55624
1 36625
19714
6 99 0 9
61188
54271
407 4 9
16613
6492
5596
743
102
11946
3561
93
7723
11272
11373

— 25—

496 4 3 0

Hor»«s
and
Mules

Cars

11519
20369
810
3648
6971
5270
6724
682
1777
5866
858
93
96
10895

352 5
8142
1918
627 7
6385
2668
474 7
3712
474
725
2177
5 09
161
1203

755 7 8

42623

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Total Receipts for Year by Railroads.

Receipts of Cars for 1912 and 1913.
RAILROADS

1913

1913

W aba sh .......................................
M issouri P acific.....................
Union P a cific .........................
C. B. & Q ....................................
A tch .. T op . & S. F ...............
Chicago & A l t o n ...................
Chicago, R . I . & P ................
Chicago, M il. & St. P a u l...
Missouri, K ansas & Texas..
K ansas City Southern..........
Chicago Great W e s te r n ......
Q. O. & K . C ............................
St. J. & Grand I s la n d ........
St. L . & San F ra n cisc o .....

619
23155
13357
8984
33413
1465
15245
2852
9705
2329
321
1022
276
9221

752
24890
14503
8279
37021
1613
16260
2842
8244
2159
192
1458
294
8458

T o t a l....................................... 121964 126965

Increase

Decrease

133
1735
1146
705

3608
148
1015
10
1461
170
129
436
18
763
5001

Shipments of Cars for 1912 and 1913.
RAILROADS

1912

1913

Increase

W abash..............................
Missouri Pacific ... ............
Union Pacific ....................
C. B.& Q.............................
Atch., Top. & S. F ...........
Chicago & Alton ................
Chicago, R. I. & P .............
Chicago, Mil. & St. P au l..
Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Kansas City Southern.......
Chicago Great Western.....
Q. O. & K. C.......................
St. J. & Grand Island.......
St. L. & San Francisco....

3519
6225
2555
5118
6299
3207
4051
2993
563
636
874
529
158
1096

3525
8142
1918
6277
6385
4747
3712
474
725
2177
509
161
1203

89
1303

T otal................................

37823

42623

4800




Decrease

1917
637
1159
539
696
719
89

20
3
107

BY MONTHS.
MONTH

Cattle

J a n u a r y .......
F ebru ary.....
M arch............
A p ril..............
M a y................
J u n e ..............
Ju ly ................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
D ecem ber ...

5820
4792
4619
4885
3984
4835
6908
10170
12403
9710
6544
5428

T otal..........
T otal 1912

Calves

26
22
7
4

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

555
462
502
345
307
153
156
304
405
469
356
332

Cars

24
47
67
167
340
175
45

3430
2503
2155
2858
2897
3136
2526
2096
2044
2362
2645
2906

800
717
675
823
945
908
691
621
1007
1294
776
782

80098

924

31558

10039

4346 126965

75005

1130

31250

10593

3986 121964

10631
8496
7958
8915
8133
9056
10338
13258
16026
14175
10496
9493

Total Shipments of Cars for 1913.

BY MONTHS.
MONTH

Cattle

Calves

Hogs

Sheep

Horses
and
Mules

C «is

Ja n u ary........
F ebruary......
M arch............
A p ril..............
M a y ................
J u n e ..............
J u ly................
A u g u s t..........
Septem ber...
October..........
November ...
December ...

2192
1801
1662
1420
1267
1246
2590
5453
6014
4896
2675
1759

50
51
39
27
9
16
40
166
356
351
199
66

119
166
237
159
120
37
161
266
361
290
224
221

100
86
137
107
226
118
62
92
274
688
263
156

464
379
453
261
207
128.
139
262
32*
370
327
295

2925
2483
2528
1974
1829
1545
2992
6239
7329
6595
3688
2496

T otal..........

32975

1370

2361

2309

3609

42623

T otal 1912 '

30666

718

838

2389

3212

37823




— 27—

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Total Receipts of Cars for 1913.

*■

Receipts of Cars by Railroads for Twenty Years.
ROADS

W » b a s h .............
M o. Par*.............
U n ion P a c ......
C. K. & o ..........
A T . & S. F .....
C. & A ................
C. R. I . & P ......
V M. & S t. P ...
M. K . & T .........
K. C. So.............
C G. W ..............
Q O & K O
St J & G I
St L & S F '
»V.

U

1894

1895

1896

1898

2064

1783
10

1770

1899

1900

1901

1902

1903

853
872 1914 1147
652
>549
23762 21508 22993 25658 20293 20953
12293 9209 11616 10521 9014 9708
11232 7901 9645 9583 8446 6583
33307 37174 36789 34641 37159 35720
1386 1167 1221 2022 1266 1627
16594 15397 21192 18110 18000 14135
2008 1801 2464 4042 204C 1893
7547 7225 7,838 9177 7242 6400
1255 1472 1491 2013 1023 1481
363
675 1008
672
451
639
772
S72
814
926 1064 1518
591
403
653
613
126
733
859 1927 1649 4362 7660 11225
673
5732 5869 5397 6084
1970 2145 1854 1936 2076 1352
j
g
10
11C
68
52
C
1248 1387 1630 1022 1591

551
499
377
450
19343 1878? 19942 23307
10768 8437 9488 10558
9515 8488 7417 9635
33046 31127 38512 38113
1643 1699 1521 1652
14350 11492 12548 15603
1329 1811 1673 1833
5545 8980 9345 8510
1781 1642 1878 1820
502
512
390
293
191

*®!5

K . C . N . W .......
K. C .S B ..........

1897

9)9

1904

1905

997
22353
10495
9948
32365
1566
15765
2376
5485
1296
364
988
849
9943

1103 1031
25901 27793
13015 14306
9571 11527
34818 36387
1744 1605
17195 17761
2938 3219
7358 8699
1472 1354
467 . 298
844
822
778
880
10464 11334

1838

1673

1906

1753

1907

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

774
28289
15849
12025
40207
1155
18144
2265
10648
1449
209
974
542
11074

714
26389
15532
10314
41683
1374
18517
2847
9750
1593
242
1334
559
10174

644
24515
16339
10510
40806
1242
21894
2651
11501
1647
232
1272
578
9919

583
21892
16224
9506
38267
1262
19420
2461
8852
1331
213
1010
439
7613

690
26726
20441
10669
35954
1947
19570
2981
8286
1822
315
1192
482
9724

619
23155
13357
8984
33413
1465
15245
2852
9705
2329
321
1022
276
9221

752
24890
14503
8279
37021
1613
16260
2842
8244
2159
192
1458
294
8458

1802

921

T o t a l.............. 107492 103368 113594 123047 121426 116479 128892 134958 117730 113807 116628 129341 138769 145406 141943 143750 129073 140799 121964 126965




' X

Shipments of Cars by Railroads for Twenty Years.
ROADS

W a b a sh ...........
M o. P a c .............
U n ion P a c.......
C. B . & Q ..........
A . T . & S. F .....
C. & A ..............
C. R I. & P.....
C. M. & S t .P ...
M . K . & T ........
K . 0 . S o ............
C. G . w ..............
Q . O. & K . C ..
St. J. & G. I .....
St. L . & S F ....
K . C. O. & So
K .C . F t .S .& M
K . C. J*. W ...
K C S. B
L. K . & W

T o t a l ..............

1894

1895

1896

1897

5160
3520
1054
6171
8965
5896
3202
2652
514
215
358

4705
4053
1183
4278
5517
7526
1535
2288
684
362
206

4912
3974
1776
6444
5763
8942
1914
3401
740
183
461

3118
4465
2408
6935
5219
7750
2570
2733
541
158
900
35

400
853
248
2

433
1042
242
1

271
749
481

213
635
655

1898

3020
5358
1656
8483
6794
3915
2149
2006
537
323
678
374
112
244
122
790
505
4
10

1899

1900

1901

2121
5840
2055
8652
6913
4215
2655
1991
414
247
1176
886
210
217

3031
6101
1855
7907
6280
3140
2882
1462
658
419
1078
311
347

3728
4317
1536
9808
5379
1555
2685
1320
533
408
1084
729
207
507

791
358
5
159

1852
504
7
138

1117
313
8
117

1902

4969
5140
1835
9520
5665
3976
2613
1651
703
480
810
788
174
1707

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907

2675
6188
1758
7667
6489
4894
2154
2102
821
353
632
734
335
1686

5183
5284
2027
8354
5376
5954
2092
2129
439
296
647
503
496
1355

6385
4898
2035
5745
5151
4735
2363
3113
395
237
778
495
245
1200

6859
6769
2015
5321
5367
4666
2388
3174
464
284
1032
352
245
1287

6480
8970
1884
6063
5811
7067
2843
4271
723
538
744
810
332
1297

349

250

213

219

238

1908

1909

5351 5895
8674 10327
2811 2897
5408 5222
5056 5648
6001 4818
2479 2835
3947 3704
484
541
565
842
624
621
605
652
168
199
985
1230

1910

7469
886C
2606
4324
602C
4349
2650
2740
633
1025
417
422
142
1195

1911

4227
7519
2717
4004
6400
5641
3215
3092
640
765
432
487
174
1498

1912

3519
6225
2555
5118
6299
3207
4051
2993
563
636
874
529
158
1096

1913

3525
8142
1918
6277
6385
2668
4747
3712
474
725
2177
509
161
1203

356
149

101

39210 34056 40011 38335 37081 38905 38823 35351 40536 38837 40385 37988 40442 48071 43636 45054 42852 40811 37823 42623




S9A]L|ojv le u o p N 9HI jo s6uip|0H p9!jissB|09Q / pgijissBpun 9LJ} tuoj] psonpojdgy

January...................................................................................... 213 lbs
F ebru ary................................................................................... 212
March...........................................................................................213
A p ril.............................................................................................216 ‘
M a y .............................................................................................208 ‘
J u n e .................................. ..........................................................206 ‘
July ............................................................................................ 202

‘

A u g u st........................................................................................ 193

‘

September................................................................................. 190 ‘
O c to b er.......... ............................................................... ..........185

‘

N o ve m b e r................................................................................ 178 ‘
December................................................................................... 178 ‘
A verage w eight of Hogs for 1913, 201 lbs.
A verage w eight of Hogs for 1912, 200 lbs.




— 30 -

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

Average Weight of Hogs for 1913.

»™ V 3»W Y V A

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives




Kansas City New Live Stock Exchange Building. Front Viev.

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

BEEF CATTLE IH

MILK'COWS I I

KANSAS OITY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT.
19 10
u . S. C ensus.
K a n sas

K. C. FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT.^

1912

1910
U. S . C e n s u s .

1912

2,3 4 4 ,0 0 0

1 ,872,000

736,000

698,000

N e b ra sk a S j . 1 , 1 1 8 , 0 0 0

1 ,0 0 1,0 0 0

614,000

613,000

C o lo ra d o

978,000

921,000

149,000

16 7 ,0 0 0

Oklahoma

1 ,4 2 2 ,0 0 0

1 ,242 ,0 0 0

531,0 0 0

504,000

Hew Mexico

1,0 3 0 ,0 0 0

900,000

51,0 0 0

53,000

T e x a s HW-§-

3,50 0,000

3 ,000,000

500,000

500,000

Mo. wjjr

1 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0

900,000

428,000

4 1 1 ,0 0 0

300.000
1 1 ,7 9 2 ,0 0 0

10 ,I06',0'00....

T o tal B eef C a ttle

i n U n ite d S t a t e s

Ark. W £

Tf

T
T

270.000

H

Tt

Tf

IT

Tf

T o t a l M ilk Cows i n U n ite d S t a t e s




IT

If

IT

Tf

"

n

"

213.000

3,£££,000

202.000

5,i4S ,0od

19 1 0

4 1 ,1 7 4 ,0 0 0 L/~£.QtLA\Acu>

1912

3 7,2 6 0 ,0 0 0

1913

3 5 ,5 0 0 ,0 0 0

19 10

20,630,000

1912

20 ,700,000

1913

20,700 ,000

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

LIVE STOCK RECEIVED AITD SOLD AT THE KANSAS CITY STOCK YffiDS
AND PRIVATE YARDS DURING THE YEAR
CATTLE
4 ,6 3 5
A r iz o n a
A ik ans as
28 ,950
C o lo ra d o
73,9 8 8
0,000
C a lifo r n ia
F lo rid a
2 ,9 9 9
146
G e o rg ia
I daho
0,000
Illin o is
1,637
I n d ia n a
159
6,206
Iowa
K a n sa s
1 ,,201,578
0,000
K e n tu c k y
L o u isia n a
3 ,5 8 i
219
M in n e so ta
M ississ ip p i
37
M isso u ri
364,532
Montana
75
N ebraska
5 9 ,1 3 6
Jew M exico 47,103
New J e r s e y
0,000
New York
25
0,000
Nevada
Oklahoma,
280,313
0,000
Oregon
Ohio
0,000
26
So .D a k o ta
T en n essee
479
Texas,
23 9 ,76 8
Utah
2 ,1 0 4
W is c o n s in
795
Wyoming
331
M exico
......?3.

HOGS

SHEEP

1.6,295

87,951

3 ,9 17
5>,O0O
0,000
0,000
0,000
0,000
0,000
50,031
1 , 808,028
0,000
182
0,000
O,000
998,584
0,000
175,167
185
0,000
0, 000
0,000
55,592
0,000
0,000
915
0,000
1,889
0,000
0,000
0,000
0,000

688,374
1,984
0,000
0,000
4,427
2,470
0,000
8,218
361,840
0,000
1,117
266
0,000
2? H 9 1
6,878
56,207
1 4 9 ,844
0,000
0,000
5*570
20,515
0,000
0,000
0,000
0,000
187,424
210,983
0,000
15,967
0,000

................... ? , 3 1 9 , 5 2 5 . . #. 3 , U 0 | 7 § 5 ....... . . . 2 , 9 9 ^ 7 4 ? ............
T otal of a l l l i v e
h
«.
«t
..
V a lu e w
'»
11

HORSES &
MULES--91
259
2,217
35
0,000
0,000
161
382
0,000
694
49,812
18
5
55
0,000
1 3 ,8 4 2
544
7 ,9 9 3
167
, 1
0,000
150
4, 73.9
178
9
83
2
443
85
0,000
165
0,000

....... ??.U9..

s t o c k r e c e i v e d a t K a n s a s C i t y i n 19 13 , 137>000 c a r s
.1
"
*»
••
»
»
« 7 , 606,528 head
“
"
» _ ”
ft
'»
" $224,000,000.00

DISPOSITION OF CATTLE RECEIVED AT KANSAS CITY IN 1913
{-"y

Bought and k i l l e d by p a c k e r s - ^ - '- —
---- - - - - - - - - i f 240,862
Bought by f e e d e r b u y e r s and sh ip p e d back to th e
c o u n t r y to be f e d , ------- - - - . ---- - - - - - - - - — - - - ------ — - - 913,271
To sm a ll p a c k i n g h o u se s o v e r th e c o u n t r y , - - - ----- —
1 6 4 ,7 5 2
TOTAL, — - - - - - ...........- - — . — . - 2 , 318,875




Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

STATEMENT SHOWING BOMBER OF STOCKER AMD FEEDER CATTLE
PURCHASED ON THE KANSAS CITY MARKET DURING YEAR 1913
AHD STATES TO WHICH THEY WERE SHIPPED
MISSOURI-------- 281,638
IOWA........ ............. ---201,524
KANSAS.......... ............. 189,698
ILLINOIS--- ---- 144,241
INDIANA-— ----- - 25,618
NEBRASKA*?------- 22,62?
OKLAHOMA-------- 7,664
COLORADO-— ------ 7,214
SOUTH DAKOTA— -- - 7.160
OHIO------ --- - 7,078
WYOMING--- 3,072
WISCONSIN----- — 2,670
MICHIGAN-------- 2,198
HEW MEXICO-----1,066
1 ,0 1 5
KENTUCKY---- •-NORTH DAKOTA— — —
l ,0 6 l
MINNESOTA------ 1,666
MONTANA— --- ---- 1,322
OREGON—
------941
IDAHO---- -- ---908
86l
TEXAS---------- PENNSYLVANIA----724
487
HEW YORK------- CALIFORNIA-- .-----206
127
ARKANSAS................ .
ARIZONA................ -—
113
NEVADA— ------- —
123
CANADA--— -----64
GEORGIA— ------ —
56
MASSACHEUSETTS#—
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VIRGINIA-----24
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SHIPPED TO KANSAS CITY MABKET IH 1913
£ r o m
KANSAS CITY FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT.
CATTLE
KANSAS

HOGS

FEEDER CATTLE BOUGHT
HERE IH 1913
AND SHIPPED
HORSES TO K .C .I’EDERAL
TOTAL
SHEEP & UULES RESERVE DIST.
VALUATION 363,000 50,000
190,000
♦124 , 496 , 000 ;
/. S’/S
'I%13
(2 3 3 3
it ,11if

X;, 201,000

0K
$$0

1 , 808,000

MISSOURI

365,000

998,600

275,000

14 ,000

282,000
£f 6

6 6 ,8 4 1 ,2 0 0 .

OKLAHOMA

280,000

55,500

20,000
/ «*’

4,700
27

8,000

xu

1 8 ,6 9 4 ,5 0 0 .
J <%2

1,900

187,000

440

0

15 . 372 , 200 .

59.000

175.200
3. J~
aJ

5,600

8,000

23,000
JL1

9 ,2 8 4 ,2 0 0 .
«sr<^7

74,000

3.800

638,000

2 ,,200
)i>0

7,000

8, 131 , 600 .

150,000

160
7

1,000

3 ,1 8 9 ,4 0 0 .

dOyus
Cc*~u

}%tibi»

dtl'U)

TEXAS

aecu

NEBRASKA

7.333
240,000

St.-<■
■

&ttu

COLORADO

Mi. U

&/16.> ? Jic-

.JEW MEXICO

47,000
/. sfY L

ARKANSAS
TOTALS

2 9 ,0 0 0 ^

w.a-t
/y.

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/■J7J

7f3

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£

200
3

2-0

f J J'

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7&

HOGS

(a

7-33

J*.

16 , 800 ^ 10 * 000^
260/2
0
2, & 2 t $ 3 !L 3 . 061 , 000 -1648,600 79.760
__£L 1,000
•w 713
S. ufd JuiS” / 7.0JJ
(UtstA r ? L u f C
CATTLE

S’JSI

SHEEP

1 . 828 . 600^ ^
# 2 4 7 .8 3 8 ,0 0 0 . oo

/{<?,//o

TOTAL

Chicago receipts 1913

2 ,5X 0,074

7.570,933

5 .9 02,793

15 , 983.800

Kansas City

*

1913

2 , 318,885

3 ,1 1 0 ,7 8 5

2 .0 9 4 ,7 4 8

7 ,5 2 4 ,4 1 8

St.Louis

"

1913

1.0 9 9 ,9 7 7

2,5 83.911

944,862

4 , 628.750

^ 2 ,4 0 3

"

1913
/«»3

Orv\CK\\CK
iS+doSCfh
f-^yVorth

190

4 ^ 9 ,8^6
966, / 5<?

O/Cja . Crt\j

79/3

2. 7 6 .214-•

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4 0 3 ,7&Z3 3 3 -W ^

3,2X£,/33
3/2 ,0 3 ^
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Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

TOTAL LIVE STOCK RECEIPTS AT THE DIFFERENT PACKING CEE
TE11S IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE DISTRICT AS
DESIGNATED BY THE

KANSAS CITY

CLEARING HOUSE.

CATTLE

HOGS

SHEEP

HORSES
& MULES

2 ,3 1 8 ,8 8 5

3 ,1 1 0 ,7 8 5

2 ,0 9 4 ,7 4 8

82,110

137,000

S t . Joseph

450,136

1 , 869,009

812,039

32,416

46,720

Ft. Worth,

1 ,1 8 5 ,7 8 8

403,762

327,527

56,813

44,533

Ckla.City

276,214

333.048

9 .5 H

9,524

13.051

Wichita

212,971.

470,730

32,219

6,126

11,887

246,598

620,431

6,4 33.932

3 .8 9 6 ,4 7 5

Kansas City

Denver

6_

499,208
4 ,9 4 3 .2 0 2

...

1 6 ,2 9 4
203,285

HO.CARS

............

20,714

273,905

TOTAL VALUATION OF ABOVE,--------- $345,000,000*00
TOTAL NUMBER OF HEAD




15*750,799

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RECEIPTS OF HOGS AT PRIVATE YARDS IF KANSAS CITY
BY STATES FOR IE MONTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31,1913s
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Iowa
Oklahoma
Arkansas
Colorado
Total

271,500
198,100
38,100
27,200
2,700
2,750
2.650
543,000

(about 10,000 oarloads)

LITE STOCK FORWARDED IN FIRST HANDS FROM KANSAS CITY STOCK YARDS 1913.
5087
9956

cattle
sheep.

4706
331
12455

cattle
hogs
sheep.

To Chicago:
To St. Louis:

CHICAGO RECEIPTS 1913.
Cattle
Hogs
Sheep
Tot81

2,510,074
7,570,933
5 .9 02.793

15* 983*800

KANSAS CITY RECEIPTS 1913.
Cattle
Hoga
Sheep
Total

8,318,685
3 ,1 10,785
2.094,748
.

Feeders bought at Kansas City and sent back to the country 913,000.




ST. LOUIS RECEIPTS 1913.
Cattle
Hogs
Sheep
Total

1,099,977
2,583,911
944.862

'4,628)750

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KANSAS CITY IIT 19X3 RECEIVED 30,774 OARS MORI LIVE STOCK
THAN ST. JOSEPH, WICHITA, OKLAHOMA CITY & FT. WORTH COMBINED♦

KANSAS CITY.

r
pC

Cattle
2 ,3 1 8 ,8 8 5

Sheep

Horses &
Mules

Carloads

2,0 9 4 ,7 4 8

82,110

136,965

Hogs
3 ,1 1 0 ,7 8 5

fc}iu sviy*» C

Other Markets.

Cattle
2 ,1 2 5 ,1 0 9

Hogs

Sheep

Horses &
Mules

3 ,0 7 5 ,8 4 9

1 ,1 8 1 ,2 9 6

104,881

116,191

KANSAS ClfY IN 1913 RECEIVED NEARLY ONE MILLION HEAD MORE
CATTLE THAN OMAHA AND ST. 10SEPH COMBINED, AMD TOTAL RECEIPTS OP
LIVE STOCK WAS MORE CAR LOADS THAU THOSE TWO MARKETS COMBINED*

•MISSOURI SHIPPS)

vO
LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS DURING SHE x** *
^
YEAR 1913.
jJW J ' y
y o~ «• K
412,271 head of cattle 7*
i< oJf <

TO ST.

.

1 ,3 7 2 1 2 3 6

529,761
75,677
Total Tains

«

» hogs

■
"

"s h e e p
^
w horses & mules

# 6 7 ,7 0 0 ,0 0 0 .

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(2^7-c-q

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,

V

% CJ $
4

f 4

\

MISSOURI SHIPPED TO AND RECEIVED FROM KANSAS C1T7 DURIHG 1913
AS POITjOWSs
Shipped:




365,000 head of oattle
Bought 282,000 &eaa of
998,600
»
" togs* '1
feeders.
275,000
«
■ sheep J'
14,000
w
" horses & mulesijr
Total Value $ 6 6 ,8 4 1 ,0 0 0 .

9 *f

TEXAS SHIPPED TO ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS
DURING 1913 THE FOLLOWING:
OARS
Cattle & Calves
89,362
3,0(30
S h e e p ,--------- 16,501
82
Horses & Mules -v-651
___ 20
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Valuation $4,54 2,2 25*0 0
OKLAHOMA. SHIPPED TO £3!.LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS
DURING 1913 THE FOLLOWING:
Cattle and ealves,
H o g s --------Sheep -------Horses & Mules7 - -

2,520
35
1
103

75,646
2,483
130
2,274

^uY*

Valuation $ 4 ,9 6 8 ,2 0 1 .0 0

KANSAS SHIPPED TO ST.LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS
DURING 1913 THE FOLLOWING:
Cattle and calves
15,008
2,176
H o g s ----------S h e e p ---------12,581
Horses & M a le s --- 12,274
Valuation $ 3 ,0 8 6 ,9 5 7 .oo ^

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New Live Stock Exchange Building
Located at Kansas City Stock Yards, Sixteenth and Genesee
Streets, Kansas City^Missouri
HE Building has a frontage of 250
feet on Genesee Street, with three
wings extending back 126 feet, and
is nine stories high. It is of mod­
ern skeleton frame steel construction, and
strictly fire proof throughout.
The foundation of the Building was com­
menced October 27, 1909. Steel work was
commenced January 29, 1910, and finished
May 4, 1910. From the first of the year till
the first o f April about 100 men were at work
on the Building every work day. The next
three months the average number at work was
about 175, and since the first of July more
than 200 men have worked constantly. The
Building will be completed in December, 1910 .
The exterior walls are of hydraulic pressed
brick, with Bedford Cut Stone and ornamental
Terra Cotta trimmings. The interior finish
is o f quarter sawed oak. The halls* corridors
and toilets have tiled floors, with pink Tennes­
see marble wainscots, and marble trimmings.
Stairs are o f iron throughout, fitted with Ma­
son Safety Tread. There are six high speed
hydraulic elevators, with ornamental iron en­
closures, operated by electric pumps.
The entire Building covers 31,000 square
feet of ground. Total area of floor space is
213,750 square feet, or approximately five
acres. Total length of halls and corridors is
\ y 2 miles.
Height from street level is 117
feet. One thousand four hundred and seventythree tons of steel were used in the construc-

All the Building, with exceptions noted
above, is given up to Commission Firms, and
other interests directly associated with the
.market.

T H E BU ILDERS.
Architects, Contractors and Supply Houses
W ho Have Participated in the Con­
struction of the New Exchange
Building.
Wilder & Wight, Architects.
Swenson Construction Co., Kansas City, Gen­
eral Contractors.
Sub-Contractors under Swenson Construc­
tion Company:
Tile Flooring—Wakefield Mantle & Tile
Co., Kansas City.
Ornamental Terra Cotta — Northwestern
Terra Cotta Co., Chicago.
Cement—Iola Portland Cement Co., Kansas
City.
>
Cut Stone—Alexander King, Galesburg, 111.
Marble W ork— N. O. Nelson Mfg. Co., St.
Louis.
Sheet Metal and Sky Light W ork—Kornbrodt Kom ice Co., Kansas City.
Plastering—A. Flood, Kansas City.
Painting— J. B. Winters, Kansas City.
Hardware—Richards & Conover, Kansas
City.
Ornamental Iron— Flour City Ornamental
Iron Works, Minneapolis, Minn.

Glass— Pittsburg Plate Glass Co., Kansas
City.
Mill W ork— C. Roehr, Bucyrus, Ohio.
Roofing—A. J. Shirk Roofing Co., Kansas
City. .
Common Brick— Fredonia Brick Co., Kan­
sas City.
Face Brick— Hydraulic Press Brick Co.,
Kansas City.
Fire Escapes—John E. Loewer W ire & Iron
Works, Kansas City.
Contractors direct with Kansas City Stock
Yards Company:
Iron and Steel—Kansas City Structural
Co., Kansas City.
Heating-—Lewis & Kitchen, Kansas City.
Plumbings—James P. Graham Co., Kansas
City.
Electric Wiring and Switchboard— W . T.
Osborn Electric Company, Kansas City.
Elevators—Kansas City Elevator Co., Kan­
sas City.
Temperature Regulation—Johnson Service
Co., Kansas City.
Mail Chute— Cutler Mfg. Co., Rochester,
N. Y.
Clock— E. Howard Clock Co., Boston, Mass.
L. B. Larmour, Superintendent.

tion. There are 475 offices in the building.
Power, light and heat for the Building is
furnished by the Power Plant pf the Stock
Yards Company, which is located 700 feet
back o f the New Building. A tunnel six feet
high and six feet wide connects the two, in
which are carried one 12 -inch high pressure
water pipe, for the elevators, one l^-iach low
pressure water pipe, one 14-inch steam main,
one 4-inch return main, and two 2^-inch hot
crater pipes. The tunnel is lighted by elec­
tricity.
The General Offices o f the Stock Yards
Company are located on the second floor of
the Building. The Inter-State National Bank,
one o f the strongest financial institutions in
the city, has magnificent quarters on this floor,
extending from the center to the north side.
On the first, or street floor, is the; Shipping
and Receiving Office of the Stock Yards Com­
pany, the Post Office, Telegraph Offices, Ci­
gar Stand, Lobby and Barber Shop, On the
eighth floor are located the offices of the va­
rious railroads and packing houses, and the
Government Offices. On the nipth floor is
the Exchange Assembly Hall, Directors’
Rooms, H oof and Horn Club, and an excellent
restaurant.

T




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Kansas City New Liye Stock Exchan^ Building.

Rear View

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W E STEjm UNION

W

day

tterJ

THEO, N. V A IL , P R E S ID E N T

R E C E IV E D A T

A1 4 C H

136

STK

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P O IN T
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RESERVE

HERE




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MCLURE
P R E S ID E N T

L IV E

STOCK

EXCHANGE
1257P

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

C . B . M 9C L U S K E Y , V ic e P re s id e n t

A M O S G I P S O N , Vice P r e s i d e n t
U N O .C .K N O R P P , Vice P r e s id e n t
W .E .H A L S E L L , V ic e P re s id e n t
F, G. R O B I N S O N , V ice P r e s i d e n t

J O H N

T . IS/I. J O H N S T O N
P R E S ID E N T

J . L. JO H N ST O N , C a s h i e r
A .B U R K H A R D T , A s s ' t C a s h i e r
W. G. CA T RO N , A s s ’t C a s h i e r
C.

U N ITED S T A T E S D E P O S IT O R Y
CAPITAL # 1 ^ 0 0 ,0 0 0 .
8CRPMJ8 J lt^ O O O .

Dec. 29th, 1913.

Mr. J. H. Thralls, Mgr.,
Kansas City Clearing House Assoc*,
C i t y .
% Dear Sir:We sincerely trust that one of the Federal Reserve
Barks will bo located in Kansas City. I consider the natural commercial
center for practically the whole entire State of Oklahoma is Kansas
City, We can clear our items and do our business more quickly and
more satisfactorily through Kansas City than any other of the great
cities.
She national Bank of Commerce of Shawnee, Okla., of which
I am President, will certainly do all it can for Kansas City
and it is my judgment that every banker in that city and in the entire
State of Oklahoma would want one of the Federal Reserve Banks in
Kansas City.
Trusting that for the convenience of all Oklahoma Banks
you will secure the location there, I am




Yours very truly,

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D IR E C TO R S
E. R. G L E N N

O FFIC E R S

C A B IN E T A N D F IX T U R E W O R K

E. R. G L E N N ,

p r e s id e n t
1 4 7 H ft C H E S T N U T S T S .

V A L. B. M IN T U N
TELEPH O N ES

C A B IN E T A N D F IX T U R E W O R K

A R TH U R J. NAYLOR
M ATTRESSES

WM . E. S C H I L L I N G .

V ic e P r e s id e n t
8 0 2 R E P U B L IC B U IL D IN G

F. M .S T A K E R
S A F E T Y D E P O S IT B O X E S

L I F E IN S U R A N C E

M. A . W E N G E R T
O TTO W ITTM A N N ,

s e c 'y - T r e a s .

HARDW ARE

1S 0 4 G RAND AVE.
A U T O M O B IL E S U P P L IE S

FRANK T. RILEY.

C. A. W IL L IT S
SHOES

O TTO W ITTM A N N

R e g is tr a r

A U T O M O B IL E S U P P L IE S

4 1 4 4 1 8 E . F IF T H S T R E E T
P R IN T E R

R OTARY C LU B

FRANK H. CR O M W ELL.

S e rt- A t- A rm s
4 0 9 W A LN U T STREET
BUTTER




OF

KAHSAS

O FFIC E

4 1 I R E L IA N C E B IU L D IN S
B E L L P H O N E M A IN 4 0 1 7

E. L . B I E C H E L .

C IT Y

February nineteenth,
nineteen fourteen.
Hon. W. G. McAdoo:Beg to advise that a copy
of The Rotary Club Of Kansas City’ s Souvenir
Petition in behalf of locating a Federal Reserve
Bank in Kansas City has been sent you by U. S.
Express.
Yours very respectfully,

Assistant Secretary.
Hon. W. Gr. McAdoo,
Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank
Organization Committee,
Washington, D, C.

answerex

FEB 2 5

ASS T SEC Y

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D IR E C T O R S
O F F IC E R S

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C A B IN E T A N D F IX T U R E W O R K

TE LE P H O N ES

A R TH U R J . NAYLOR
WM. E. S C H I L L I N G ,

v ic e

M ATTRESSES

p r e s id e n t

8 0 2 R E P U B L I C B U IL D IN G
L I F E IN S U R A N C E

SAFETY D E P O S H B O X E f

, ,

M. A . W E N G E R T

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IS 0 4 G R A N D A V E.
A U T O M O B IL E S U P P L IE S

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HARDW ARE

C. A. W IL L IT S
SHOES

FRANK T. RILEY.

*

F. M . S T A K E R

*

O TTO W ITTM A N N

R e g is tr a r

4 1 4 4 1 8 E . F IF T H S T R E E T

A U T O M O B IL E S U P P L IE S

P R IN T E R

FR AN K H. C R O M W E L L .

R O T A R Y C L U B O F F IC E

S e rt-A t-A rm s
4 0 9 W A LN U T STREET

4 1 1 R E L IA N C E B I U L D I N 6

BUTTER

B E L L P H O N E M A IN 4 0 1 7

OF K/5NS/3S C ITY

E, L. B I E C H E L .

February nineteenth,
nineteen fourteen.
Hon. John Skelton Williams
Beg to advise that a copy
of The Rotary Club Of Kansas Cityfs Souvenir
Petition in behalf of locating a Federal Reserve
Bank in Kansas City has been sent you by U. S.
Expre ss.
Yours very respectfully,

Assistant Secretary.
Hon. John Skelton Williams,
Comptroller Of Currency,
Washington, D. C.
1




a ss t Sec y

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85* 1914.

Sir*
Gfe fetffeu&f of Bccret&ry BcA&oe p@yaslf s* to acicnowl|hc m ceig t of a copy of ttm Bmmnir Petition of tkm Bot&ry
Olsife of Konaas City with roferoace to tbe location of a ftod*
©ral Beserve Saule at that jOae®*
BespectfiOly,

Secretary*
Btwerva Ba^lr. Organisation Cmaittee#

Bp* Otto WlttnaaaOf Secretary*
the Eotary Olxafc*
Kansas City* M|s.r.cmri*

Reproduced from the Unclassified I Declassified Holdings of the National Archives

R E G I O N A L

BANK.

Whereas it is necessary that a given number of
cities in the United States shall be designated, in accord­
ance with the provision of the "Federal Reserve Act” as
federal reserve cities, now therefore,
Be It Resolved, that it is the opinion of the mem­
bers of the southwestern Lumbermen’ s Association in annual
convention assembled that Kansas City should be established
as a federal reserve city, representing as it does the buying,
financial and general commercial center for the major portion
of the trade territory in which the business enterprises of
the members of the Southwestern Lumbermen1s Association are
located.
J . R. Moorehead,
Lexington, Mo
Chairman,
Hannibal
11
C. A. Cruikshank,
Republic
Sherman Robertson,
Wichita, Kansas.
A. C. Houston,
n
Whiting
C. A. Lentz.
Fredonia
”
A. C. Heiser
Oklahoma City, Ok
T. H. Rogers
Adair
11
William Wilson
Cotter,
Ark.
Clarence Hopkins
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS.

The above is an official copy of the resolution en­
dorsing the Regional Bank of Kansas City unanimously adopted
at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention of The Southwestern
Lumbermen1s Association, Kansas City, Missouri, January 30th,




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D A Y LETTER

TH E WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY
INCORPORATED

25,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA

CABLE SERVICE T O ALL T H E WORLD

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To He serve Bank Organization Committee,

R S 3 0 1 Y E D Shat we, the members of the Western Retail
Implement, Vehicle and Hardware association, in Convention
assembled, believing that it is the purpose of your
Honorable Body as well us the intent of the nev/ Banking
Currency Law that the federal Reserve Banks to be established
under said law shall be located at points where they will
best serve the adjacent territory, do hereby petition and
urge your Honorable Body to select Kansas City as the
location of one of these banks.
This City owing to her splendid railroad facilities
and excellent mail service can serve to better advantage,
than any other city, the territory that lies to her T/est
and Southwest.
Kansas City is now the natural market, distribut­
ing and financial center of this territory, and m believe
a federal Reserve Bank located here would be of the
greatest assistance in developing this, the richest and
most productive agricultural and mineral district of
Mp erica.

Copy to J. Thralls,
Zansas City, Missouri.




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February 13, 1914*

Siar*
la response to your letter of February 5th inclos­
ed pleas© find copy of the Federal Besem lot, as well m
forme of resolution approved by the Organisation Coramittee
for the use of national banksv State banks and frost oosapanies in. signifying their intention to accept the provisions
of the Act*
Tonr preference for a federal Hooerve Bank to bo
Xoeated at- Kansas Oi*z* Iim been noted, .and will be called
to the attention of the GOKsnittee when it is determining
these questions*
Respectfully,

Secretary,
Heaerve Bank Qrj&inisation Conlttee*

JSr* William A* Wilson,
838 Reserve Bank Building,
Kansas City, lio#




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No. 4373

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus, $125,000.00
J. B. HARPER
President

T. A. McKENNY
Vice-President

GEORGE WARD
Cashier and Notary

MAUD HANDEL
Ass’t Cashier

King City, Missouri

federal He serve Bank Organisation Goinm*,
Division C, treasury Department,
W e l l i n g t o n , 2)*C.
Gentlemen:—
Inclosed please fin d our choice for federal Re­
serve Bank at Kansas Si tv . also preference as request­
ed for the establishment of the other Federal Reserve
Banks.
As to the accoiamodation of our business, Kansas
City is our first choice, being located on Erunk Lines
from the«r Atlantic to the Pacific Coast and a railroad
center with large north and south railroad connections,
a large xoanufacturing center and located in the center
of a large grain producing section of country and in the
largest live stock producing center in the west. This
gives Kansas City a ll the natural territory and business
interests that could he served to entitle it to a federal
Reserve Bank and we do not think that a Federal Reserve
Bank could be located in any city in the west that would
serve as largo a territory and as saany diversified in­
terests as Kansas City.




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No. 4373

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus. $125,000.00
J. B. HARPER
President

T. A. McICENNY
Vice-President

GEORGE WARD

MAUD HANDEL

Cashier and Notary

Ass’t Cashier

King City, Missouri

As a live stock market* Kansas City is next to
Chicago and it is only a few yea re tine until the killing
and packing of live stock at Kansas City w ill exceed that
of Chicago.
We believe that a chain of Federal Banks should he
established on the £ruhk Lines, extending from He?/ York
to San Francisco and in our choice of locations for
Heserve Banks we have taken this into consideration.
VSTe "believe that the extreme north and south

should he

recognised witih. Reserve -Banks and it is possible that
Boston and Philadelphia*s close proximity to Hew York
City and Washington City, they could be supplied with
branch banks and two Federal Beserve Banks established
in the south and southwest would probably serve increas­
ing business to a better advantage and be serving more
increasing interests on accouiit of the developement of
the country than the two that might be established at
Boston and Philadelphia.




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No. 4 3 7 3

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus. $125,000.00
J. B. H A R P E R
President

T. A . M cK E N N Y
Vice-President

GEORGE W ARD

M AUD HANDEL

Cashier and N otary

King City, Missouri

After the opening of the Panama Canal we look for
great improvements and increase in the Banking "business
of the south and the southwest*
Very truly yours,

A s s ’ t Cashier

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LOCAL AND
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J a n y . 2 8 th , 1 9 1 4 .
Hon. S e c r e t a r i e s . MoAdoo and H ouston,
Members o f F e d e r a l R e s e r v e B o a rd ,
W ash in gto n , D. 0.
G e n tle m e n :—

We d e s i r e t o name K ansas C i t y , Mo., a s o u r p r e f e r e n c e

f o r a F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank. We b e l e i v e t h a t we can be b e t t e r s e r v ­
ed by su ch an i n s t i t u t i o n i n K ansas C i t y ,

th a n i n C h ic a g o o r S t .

L o u is , l i n e t y f i v e p e rc e n t o f our b u sin e ss in t h i s s e c t io n o f
M i s s o u r i , i s done th r o u g h K ansas C i t y .




Y o u rs v e r y t r u l y ,
Farm ers S a v in g s Bank, K i n g s t o n , Mo.

C a sh ie r.

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J. W JO HN SON , President
B
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H. B. H O L L O P E TE R , Cashier
R. H. M A D D O X , Asst Cashier

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STEPHENS UTHO»'£ ENG. CO.,ST

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C H A S . B. E D W A R D S , Cashier.

J . M I L L E R , President.

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Bee. 30th. 1913.

Hon.W m .J.Stone,
Washington, B.C.
My Dear SenatorsWe would be very such pleased to have
your support and influence for Kansas City for one of the
Federal Reserve Banks.
Kansas City being located in the heart of
the great agricultural and mineral territory with its
splendid Railroads is in a position to serve, more advantage­
ously than if located in any other city.




Thanking you in advance and with best wishes,

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La Plata, Mo., Jan* 28th. 1914
Hon. W. G. MeAdoo, Chairmen,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. 8 .
Honored Sir:We note from press reports that a delegation from St. Jos
eph appeared before the Reserve Bank Organization Committee at its
hearing in Kansas City on Mfriday of last week, and testified that
the banks ( 147 in number j looated tiorth of the Burlington Rail­
road from St* Joseph through the State of Missouri desired to be
included in a district with Chicago.
We do not believe that they were justi
ption, as we for one, desire to be included in t
trict, and we further believe that one of these
be located at Kansas City. We could give several reasons why we
believe that one of these banks should be located in Kansas City,
but will not go into details. However, we might give as one, the
mere fact that Kansas City is so well located, and easy to reach.
We believe, located as it is , Kansas City can reach more farmers,
more merchants, and more country banks, than any city in the Ivest.
Trusting that your Honorable Body will see fit to locate
on e of these banks at Kansas City, we are




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R , M .C O O K , P r e s id e n t .

d . S . B A L D R I DGE, C a s h ie r .

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L. S T O R M S , A s s t C a s h i e r .

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I SI 4 ,

Hon. W. G. McAdoo, Chairman,
R e s e rv e Bank O r g a n i s a t i o n Comm ittee,
W ashington,

B. C.

D ear S i r :
I s e e from p r e s s r e p o r t s t h a t in f o r m a t i o n has been g i v e n
y o u r co m m ittee to th e e f f e c t t h a t t h e banks o f H o rth -w e st M i s s o u r i
s i t u a t e d n o r t h o f th e B u r l i n g t o n R a i l r o a d d e s i r e t o be l o c a t e d in /
a d i s t r i c t t o be s e r v e d from C h i c a g o . As c a s h i e r o f t h i s bank y
w is h t o s a y that, we v e r y much p r e f e r t o ..be in c lu d e d in
t e r r i t o r y and I t h i n k t h e aa&l$ i s t r u e o f alTHJhe ban ks o f Grundy
C o u n ty .

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o f o u r c l e a r i n g s th ro u g h
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t v b a n k s T o u r p e q p 1 e go t o K ansas

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fin is h e d sto ck to th at r

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in Kansas C i t y and th e g r a i n and h a y sh ip p e d from t h i s s e c t i o n g o e s
in t h a t d i r e c t i o n .

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T h is c o u n t y h as ##$ lin B S o f r a i l w a y ru n n in g d i r e c t t o K ansas

C i t y and we a r e ab out one hundred m i l e s from t h e r e and f o u r hundred
from C h ic a g o .
T h ese a r e some o f o u r r e a s o n s f o r w a n tin g t o be l o c a t e d in
K ansas C i t y t e r r i t o r y and t o be s e r v e d from t h e r e *




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E .D .R O G E R S ,

President.

S .L .S T U C K E Y ,

J . W . D O U G L A S S , V ice-P r e s t .




Cashier.

L . C . C O L L I N S , A s s t . Ca s h i e r .

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L a t h r o f n M o .,

Jan 2 6 th , 1 4 .

The O r g a n i z a t i o n C om m ittee.
W a sh in g to n , D. C.
Dear S i r s : L a t h r o p , C l i n t o n C o u n ty , M i s s o u r i , i s
l o c a t e d a b o u t e q u a l l y d i s t a n t from K ansas
C i t y and S t J o s e p h , Mo,

T h is bank kee p s

an a c c o u n t i n e a c h p l a c e a s w e l l a s i n S t .
r L o u i s , Mo. We h a v e no a c c o u n t ,a n d h ave n o t
needed one f o r th e p a s t 10 y e a r s , i n C h ic a g o .
F u lly th re e fo u r th s o f our b u sin ess
g o e s th ro u g h th e Kansas C i t y B a n k s ,t h e o t h e r
one f o u r t h b e in g a b o u t e q u a l l y d i v i d e d b etw een
S t L o u is and S t J o se p h .
P r a c t i c a l l y a l l o f o u r g r a i n and l i v e
s t o c k sh ip m en ts go t o Kansas C i t y , Mo.
Kansas C i t y , o n a c c o u n t o f i t s g r a i n
and l i v e s t o c k m a rk e ts and i t s
fa c ilitie s
and i s

g re a t r a ilr o a d

s e r v e s a l a r g e and g ro w in g t e r r i t o r y

t h e l o g i c a l p l a c e f o r th e l o c a t i o n o f a

F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank and we w ant t o be in c l u d e d
in i t s d i s t r i c t .

We have no o t h e r c h o i c e .
Very t r u ly y o u rs,

C a sh ie r

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T. L. CRANE, President
W. B. BOYER, 1st Vice-Pres.
J. P. McGARTER, 2d Vice-Pres
W. R. DUNCAN, Sec’y
LEWIS LAMKIN, Cor. Sec’y
W. L. SCHICK, Treasurer




lee's Summit Commercial Club
LEE’ S SUMMIT, JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
E, H. GRAVES
J. T. WEBB
C. F. OWEN
J. R. McMURRAY
A. H. ALLEN

January 2 2d , 1914*
Mr* Jerome T h ralls,
Kansas City Clearing House,
Kansas C ity , Missouri*
Dear S ir :
In the judgment of the Commercial Club of Lee*s
Summit* - A failure to locate one of the Reserve Banks
at Kansas City, Missouri would be adverse to the intention
of the act creating the reserve banks and would not f u l ­
f i l l the aim of creating such banks* Kansas City being
the logical banking point covering the big middle western
part of • the United States*
In view of the fact that Kans­
as City is the center of a rich and productive large area c
of farms as well as large mineral interest and live stock
interest with ample railroad f a c i l it i e s to handle the pro­
ducts of this rich terrdtdry we wish to add and request to
the location o f one of the Banks in Kansas City*
By order o f the Executive Committee*

Of the Lee*s Summit Commercial Club,

By

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P r e s id e n t

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ThE ( E f l m t r i E r r t H l

B a n k

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CAPITAL $100,000.00
la m e s Itt. Sanrfitskg, President

t. SoagtriertE, Wizz-Vxesiietxt
f. L,. Soujjlrerig,
93. ©. Corbitt, &ss’i ffiastriier
F. S . Wamiltcn. Jtas'i (Sastrter




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December i 9 t h , 191$.

Hon .w *J. stone
Washington,D* 0
My dear Sir:
We want to Join the force of boosters
that are urging the selection of Kansas City as
one of th© regional ban* ©enter# under the new
currency law, end w ill

ym Kindly

consider this

as an appeal from us to do what you oan in help­
ing old Kansas City In this respect?
We thanK you now for your consideration.

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James ftt. Ssttriasfcfi. ’President
L. Souslrertfi, SJtte-f’xestrietti

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F. S. ■Hamilton, &ss'i (Easier




December 29th,1913.

H o n .w .A * M o A d o o

Seoretary of the treasury,
Washington, D. 0,
My dear Sir:
We want to Join the force of boosters
that are urging the seleotion of Kansas City as
one of the regional benlt center* under the new
currenoy law, and will you Kindly consider thle
as an appeal from ue to do wh«fc you o n in help­
ing old. Kansas Oity in this respect?
We than* you now for your consideration.

s
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Jany.27th.1914J
Hon*W.G-.MoMoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank O r g a n i z a t i o n ^©rna.,
Washington, D.C.
Boar 3ir:~
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eo-untry, would s a y , we d e s ir e ja R e s e r v e Bank l o c a t e d i n K a a s a s C i t y J aad
would l i k e to be p l a c e d i n K an sas C i t y t e r r i t o r i t y .




Y o u rs v e r y t r u l y ,
Farm ers & H e ra n a n t3 Bank,
I»innoa3, L in n C o u n ty, M i s s o u r i .

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G. A. STEELE, P R E S I D E N T
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S C O T T M IL L E R , PRESIDENT
P E R R Y B O R D E R S , VICE PRESIDENT

D. J . B A L L A N T Y N E , CASHIER
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GEO. L.Wr... LEY, Pr e s i d e n t
W.C.PIERCE, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
C. D. BELLOWS, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
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M A R Y V IL L E , M O.

January 2 8 ,191ty

Honorable w. G. McAdoo,
Chairman Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
?/ashington, D.C.
My dear Sir:
On t her question of the location of a
Reserve Bank I /wsire to say we most heartily favor
Kansas city./

We believe firmly that the int­

erests of this section of the country will be best
served by such a decision.

I believe in this

statement I voice the sentiment of

the banks and

bankers throughout Northwest Missouri, and especially
the sentiment of those who, like ourselves, look with
favor on the new law.




Respectfully,

JAN 3 01914

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GEO. L. WILFLEY, P r e s i d e n t
W.C.PIERCE, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
C. D. BELLOWS, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
GEO. R. ELLISON, V i c e P r e s ’t &
S. H.KEMP, C a s h i e r & S ec V
A.K. FR A N K , A l s ’r S e c V
H.D. SNYDER, As s ’t S e c V

Co u nsel

Fa r m e r s T r u s t Co m p a n y
C A P IT A L

F U L L Y PAID

$ 2 0 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .

M A R Y V IL L E , MO.

January 30f 1914.
Mr. G. M. Smith, President,
Commonwealth National Bank,
Kansas City, Mo.
Dear Sir:I have yours of the 27th in reference to writing McAdoo
and have today complied with your request and hand you herein
cony of my letter to him as requested.

I have "been wondering

why you people did not take the initiative or rather the
advance step, as I would take it in asking your country corres­
pondents to go on record in so far as to say, they, even
though they were not compeled to become members of the Reserve
Bank organisation on account of being State institutions, (as
we ourselves are), but that if the committee could see their
way clear to establish such an organization in Kansas City that
we, and, I believe, many others of the State Banks throughout
your territory would go on record to the committee as guaran­
teeing to be subscribers to the National Beserve Bank, and thus
making up a strong membership and big capital for said bank.
I beliefe, if you had of taken the "bull by the horns”
and gone to them with ttiiQ .or three hundred letters from
country bankers stating that if the bank was located in Kansas
City they would become subscrib ers, but if located in some
other City they would want to consider it before taking up
membershipjthat that would sinch the bank for you immediately.




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Gr•M •S • #2.
But, be that as it may I have gone on record as strong as
we care to unless it would come to our stating positively that
we were ready to join the organization and as you do not request
such a statement from us we will take a little more time to go
on record in the matter, although, as above stated we would
be glad to have done so if by so doing we with others could
have sinched the Reserve Bank for Kansas City.
I don’t believe there is another territory in the United
States where oneCity is so favorably located to act in the
capacity of reserve center as Kansas City is on account of the
various commodities that are marketed every twelve months
within a radius of five hundred miles of Kansas City.




Yours very truly,

Cashier & SecTy

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GEO* L. WIL> LEY, P r e s i d e n t
W.C.PIERCE, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
C. D. BELLOWS, V i c e P r e s i d e n t
OEO.R. ELLISON, V ic e P r es ?t *

Counsel.

m

Fa r m e r s T r u s t Co m p a n y

A.K. FRANK, Asafr Stcfr
H.D.SNYDER, A s s ’t SecV

CAP 11*Al- FULLY PAID $ 2 0 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0 .

M A R Y V IL L E f M O.

January SO, 1914*
I LU 5 JJ9V
H( Poflfa ^

Mo Ado o’J Chairman >

Reserve Bank/Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C*
My dear Sir:I am writing you in the interest of the great centra]
West and particularly our interest in the new Reserve Jfink
organization for our particular territory, which w e ^ h i n k
should he located without question at Kansas City f Missouri,
because of its wonderful and varied resources, particularly
the grain and live stock husihess.

We think that so far aa

our knowledge goes it is the most favorably located for such
institution of any town that might aspire to Reserve Bank
center in this whole central West territory#

In other words

take into account the live stook business; the grain and
milling business; mine and zinc and other mineral products
together with the manfacturing industries within a radius of
a few hundred miles and it looks to us almost imperative that
this territory should be s$$$lied with a National Reserve Bank
with Kansas City as its center*
Our town is located almost one hundred miles straight
Horth on a branch of the Burlington Railroad from Kansas City,
and we think we speak for this entire part of the State when




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we urge the location of a National Reserve Bank in
Kansas City.




Your kind consideration will be very much appreicated.

Respectfully Submitted.

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80-1101

OF MERCER
W. D. A L L E Y . P r e s i d e n t .
S. H. C O X, V i c e - P r e s i d e n t .
R .C . A N D E R S O N . C a s h i e r .

APITAL $20,000.00. SURPLUS $3,000.00.

M e r c e r , M isso u r i,

Jan. 88, 1914.

Hon. W. G. MeAdoo, Chairman,
Reserre Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, 1. C.
Bear Sir:We wish to state to your committee that we are located in a
community in which Kansas City, Missouri is the natural financial center.
Kinety per oent of our city business goes to Kansas City*

Hearly all

he shipments of hogs and fully one half the shipment of cattle go to that
oity.
We favor having one of the Federal Reserve Banks located in Kansas
City and we desire to He located in the Kansas City district.
Our business men and farmers are a unit in favor of Kansas City as
the location best suited to our commercial needs for one of these 'banks,

r

VdX*

Very Sincerely Tours,

\
Farmers & Merchants lank of Mercer,
(eroer County* Missouri.
Per
Birectorss




Vice President

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6 E O .W .M C '

' P

r e s t

.

C . W . R E E V E S . V ic e P r e s t .

J O E

M 9 C A L L IS T E R , C a s h ie r .

L .E .H A D R IS , A s s r. C a s h .

Jur^/2 .9 , j »IH-.

f
/
Hon. W, G* McAdoo ^chairman,I j
\
He serve Bat^jrQr^fenv^Xfcion Cymm.
^asl^m^ton,
De^r sir:Beinfc much int^f^fted in securing the establishment
of *, Reserve B allk _a,t Aarjjfas Citv. Mor_ we /esire to state to you
that we want t oVb ei ri",'%^fe.k ill'sas Ul T y a i sijflct . and believe that a
majority of the T^nir1
b1ISITT®'SH and"
sTocic shipments irom this
part of the st a t e ^ q^tQ Kansas Ci.y^Em properly belong there*
ien Kansas City and Chicago 75f° of
it goes to Kanstg.s^0f
Sincerely yours,




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_

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iw .

(J H tu (U ro fre

p a ttfe

P A ID U P C A P IT A L , $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 . 0 0
3. MINTER. PRESIDENT
E. M. V A N D E R F O R D , VICE P r e s .
P . S. MOFFITT, C a s h ie r

Honora'ble #*G. McAdoo, Chairman,
Beservo Barit Organization Committ
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
Concerning the Federal Reserve Banks•
We understand you have been informed that the banks in this
section of Missouri deaire to be included in a district other
than Kansas Citj.^ Missouri.
We firply believe a Federal Reserve Bank located at Kansas City
would serve our section of the State better than if located at
any other point. We think such is due Kansas City as a com­
mercial center, and we desire to be included in the Kansas City
district•




Yours very respectfully,
Mill Grove State Bank.
Per—
Cashier.

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R. H . D U G A N . Pr e s id e n t

F R E D

T . G . H U T T , Vi c e P r e s i d e n t

W . F . D U G A N , A s s i s t a n t Ca s h i e .*?

M

C . H I L L , Ca s h i e r

o n ti ’o s t ; S a y J m f s B a n k .
C A P IT A L
S U R P L U S

A N D

STO CK

IS . O O O

OO

U N D I V / D ETD R F t O F / T S

$13 O O

0 .0 O

M on t r o s e . M i s s o u r i

Ho n • W m .•J . STone,
Washington, D.C.
Deai* Sir:
we have been advised that the mem­
bers of the Kansas City, Mo, Clearinghouse Ass*n
will mage application to have a Regional Reserve
Bank located in Kansas City under the Currency Bill
just enacted into law.
We "believe Kansas City both from a
geographical and commercial standpoint, i& favor­
ably located to become the headquarters of such
a bank, and trust that you can give it your sup­
port.

Thanking you in anticipation of your care­

ful consideration

we wre,

Cashier.

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N IG H T L E T T E R

THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY

FEDERAL

BANK O R G A N I Z A T I O N

C OMMI TTEE
CARE

If; L O C A T I N G

FEDERAL

RESERVE

C O N S I D E R A T I O N WE B E L I E V E

BANKS

A RESERVE

01£i':VE A L A R GE R T E R R I T O R Y THAN




BANK OF

PLEASE

GIVE

DC

K A N S A S C I T Y YOUR C A R E F U L

BANK L O C A T E D T H E R E

IN ANY

CITIZENS

S E C Y T R E A S Y WASHINGTON

WILL

BETTER

OTHER C I T Y

BANK OF

ODESSA

ODESSA

FARMERS BANK OF

ODESSA
X2Q

1153PM

F o r m

t

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Gaabslifltt* StJowftuMo.

E S T A B L I S H E D 1883.
H .C .D U N C A N , P r e s t .
A .J.H IT T , V ice P r e s t .
M .E.O V ER S TR EE T, Ca s h .
J . W J O H N S O ^ A s s t , Ca s h

January 2 8 , 1914,

Hon. W. G. Me Adoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Association,
Washington, Do C.
My Dear Sirs**
We are very desirous o t having one of the regional
banks established in Kansas Oity/jeeause of the fact, that
nearly all the feeders market their fat eattle and hogs at this
market®

The stock cattle are all bought here and it requires

an immense amount of money to handle this business owing to the
fact that Kansas City is the largest feeder market in the United
States*
We hope your good judgment will convince you that
Kansas City is the logical place for the reserve bank

and we

sincerely believe this to be true.




Yours very respectfully,

President#

\

JAN 3 0 1 9 ^

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O f f i c e r s __ - ___

D ir e c t o r s

S .S t o k e s b e r r y , prest .
G.M. A n d e r s o n , v . pres 't .
J o s e p h E. M 9N a b b , cashie
P e a r l A. M PN a b b , a . cashu
J, M. R a l l s , a . c a s h ie r .

S. S t o k e s b e r r y
G.M. A n d e r s o n
J. H. M o b e r l y
J. M. W ha n
J o s e p h E M?N abe

EST.

I© 9 8

*January 28tli, 1914
Hon# .*. G. McAdoo, Chairman,
reserve Bank Organisation Committee,
Washington, D* C
Dear Sir

'He beg to advise it is our desire that one of
Federal Reserve Banks be located at Kansas
we naturally feel it practical that
the Kansas City district.

Trusting this will be given consideration, we are,




Yours truly,
OSGOj^BAKKING COMPANY
3

,

M

( r

m

Cashier.

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To the Regional Bank Organization Committee.,
Washington, D. C.
At a meeting of the Commercial Club
of this city held Monday evening Jany,26th,

’14.

A resolution was unanimously adopted endorsing
Kansas City, as 4he logical location for a Begfcnal
Bank for this territory.

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R O B E R T T
W . E . sm ;

fA U P I N , F s e s i p b n t

VlOH-pRBHHDHNT

J. B , M oDO'

'iD ,

O. A , S H A \

asn

pattonsburg Savings Bank
ESTA BLISH ED
CAPITAL., *30,000

♦

1882

S U R P L U S EARNED, *30,00(

J a n u a r y 50th. 1914

jr
J?

Hon. W.G.McAddo, Chairman,

f

Reserve Bank Organization Corahjiitte,
Washington, D .C .

"'

Bear Sir;We wish to he numbered amoung the banks in Borth
Missouri, as being in favor of establishing one of the Re­
serve Banks at Ki
We have noticed a statement from a prominent Banker
at St.Joseph, Mo. claiming that a large number of the banks
in this territory were desirous of being connected with a
branch to be established at Chicago, ILL. In this connection,
may I say that I believe the best interests of this part
of Missouri would be served by being connected with one of
the Reserve Banks at Kansas ^ity, Mo.




Very ^ruly,

C a s h ie r
C a s h ie r

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^D£

FUNKHOUSER,

Pr e s i d e n t

M .J .T R IM B L E ,
Cashier

E S T A B L IS H E D 1 8 6 4
C h in

(£o,

CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $ 100,000.00.
P lattsburg.M o,

January 27th, 1914,
Hon. W. G-. McAdoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
We noticed from the press reports of your hearing
held in Kansas City last Friday that some of the bankers
from St. Joseph, Missouri, appeared and testified that a
number of the banks throughout this territory desired to be
included in a district with Chicago.
Speakinjf for one of these banks we unqualifiedly
say that we vq \lKL like to see a Federal Reserve Bank located
at Ka^gat
qr Cityffihat we may be included in Kansas City's distr iet,"
t we think the business interests of the great
Southwest demand the bank to be located at Kansas City.
It
is our opinion that practically all of the banks in this
community are of the same opinion.




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©binary, Fifth
Nineteen Fourteen
Mr. W.G.MoAdeo Chairman
Orgini*ation Ceiaaittee
Federal Reserve Bank,
Washington, D.C#
I knew yeu will net toe surpriseA t# knew that we are deeply interested
in what we consider ene ef the isest inpertant subjects of the
world , that is the
new law,

financial

establishing ef the Federal Reserve banks under the

have a pardonable pride in Kansas City and its grewth, and

especially in the
eempelled te

way it handles the enermeus business that it is

clear, being situated as it

great West and Southwest,

is just at the gateway te the

whieh is yet enly in its intfanfc y,

We have made a careful study , and canvass ef the situation and have
information from eur fanaers Stockmen, shippers ef grain, and eur merchants
as well as eur ewn business, and can safely say that Ninety Eight percent
ef the business ef this community, passes through Kansas City, and that
percent of our people through us respectfully ask that you naae Kansas City
Mo. as one of the Federal reserve cities,
serve* in that




city.

Y.urs Very, Res,p
Cashier,

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IR A B .H Y r

P re s id e n t.

A R T H U R M .H Y D E ,

A sst

HENRY T A L I

Ca s h i e r .

Ca s h i e r

\N S W E R E D
JAN 3 01914
Son* W. 6* McAdoG,

’O R M

2 2,
Washington* D. C.

V

o h t

Dear Sir:
We refer to the question o f location o f a Regional Bank
at Kansas

tnd to the proper territory therefor*
This Bank is located near the Iowa line in Missouri, and

about the center o f the state east and w*ai«

There have been some

statements made that the Banks o f north Mi&aourl wished to go in a d is tr ic t
with Chicago*

*
I deem this a matter of such importance that I am writing

to you to say, that so far as we are concerned and^we are safe in saying
that a ll the Banks located along- the Rock Island Railroad; would prefer
greatly to be placed in the Kansas Oity d istrict*
Our Railroad fa c ilit ie s are such and our natural trade
interests such that Kansas Oity would be a very much better point for us
than Chicago*
As proof o f this fa ct we wiah to say, that we now keep on
an average fu lly eighty per cent o f our reserve in Kansas City*

We

assure you that speaking not only for ourselves but for the Banks along the
Rock Island railroad that Kansas Oity would be very much better than Chicago*




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We trust that this Committee w ill see f i t to include us
in the Kansas City d istrict*




Your* truly,

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. M. S a y e r s , P r e s - O a s h

J. M. C o r n e t t , V - P r e s .

H. G. J o h n s o n , A -C asb

BANK OF FUMBIK,

Purdin, Mo.
Hon, W# G. Mc,Adoo,
Chairman, Reserve
Washington,

January, 28th, 19,14

Bnk Org, Com
B. C.

My Dear Sir:Being interested In the location
o£ a Federal Reserve Bank and feeling that you will
welcome all information relative to making such
establishment, I wish to g i v e y o u the following data.
Our Town is supported by large agriculture and Stockgrowing territory, and our deposits consist mainly of
the proceeds of grain, and Live Stock,
For many years these products have been practically all
marketed in St tiouis, and Kansas City, Mo. and we
have carried our large ’balances in those places,
We prefer j|^igy^i£y^dver St Louis from'theTafct that
f ey h a n d l e ^ n ^ W l r o a s h items more to our advantage,
aud also from the fact that they are more conveniently
reached and are nearer to us*
We are informed that St Joseph Mo, prefers to be
placed in tie Chicago territory and says North Missouri
can be better served from Chicago.
tWe do most earnestly protest against being placed in
Chicago t e r r i t o r y ! a n d do feel that this locality is
better served at present and will always be better
.served from Kansas City, and St Louis, Missouri*




Most Sincerely -

President,
JAN 3 01914

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J. I. PURDIN, President.
. H. GUYER, V. President.

OBO. H. SMITH, Cashier
W. S. niTCHELL, A. Cm .

ST O C M B O W B K S B A N K

Purdin, Mo.

Jan. ?J1, 191*.

Hen. W.G. Mcadee,
Washington, D.C.
^ear Sir:**
©f
As a represent live ©f ©n® of the 147
Burlington R.R. from ST* J©#* through the state of Miafeeuri
sura a lgrge irajority of north Missouri bankers prefer! Kansas
federal Reserve center,in fact in my ©pinion Kansas Ci%y is tne nos
important commercial center in the middle west.




Resp
_

^

IS W E R E B f-

+**»!#$

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H . G. B A I L £ \ , v>aaltier
C a p ita l and S u r ' u if

J . 8 . b . t B T , F re a id e a t
In d iv id u a l B e a p o a ib ilitr

$ 1 2 ,5 0 0 .0 0

$ 3 ,5 0 0 ,0 0 0 .0 0

Quitman, Mo.«Jany

28

1914

Horn. G. W. McAdoo.
Chairman Reserve Bank Organization Com,
Washington

D. C.

Dear Sir:We notice from press reports of recent date~ that the St. Joseph Mo
testimony before your honorable committee, favored our territory north of
the Missouri river being placed in Chicago regionalbank district.
n only speak for our own small bank, located as we are in north­
west Missouri/, in the best Corn and Cattle country in the west.
Hzf unquestionably would favor the locating of one of these banks at
Kansas City I ■and we would much prefer being located in the Kansas City distrI p c t t " ........ ..

Our reason for entering this objection to the testimony as furnished
you by the Clearing House of St. Joseph Mo, is that we believe that our inter­
ests as a community can be better and more promptly served from Kansas City
^*han from any eastern point, as our interests are largely Stock and Grain and
"Kansas City being the prefered market for both industries we feel that our
part of the country .at least ar© justified in asking your consideration in
favor of the Kansas City location.




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R, N. M 0 ' ' * 8 0 M E R Y , PRESIDENT
C. A, LA

/ICE-PRCSIDENT

©US K IE i. J E R O E R , C ashier
8. M DAVIS, A s s ' t C ashier

tEttmmmial

flank 80-262

C A P I T A L, $28,000.00
S U R P L U S , $2,600.00

|tidj Hill, jJMiaanuri

December 30, 1913.

JAM 3

1914

The federal Bank firganization,
C/0. Secretary of the Treasurery,
•-ORM
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen
Under the new law to establish Federal Reserve Banks, whifth
shall be in districts, and state bounderies having no restriction as
to where these banks shall be organized, we would appreciate it very
much to have one of these banks established in Kansas City, Mo*, the
city that is the gate way to the golden west, and the great
agricultural center of the Mississippi Valley.
It is the banking center in our opinion for most of
Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and the Western part of
Missouri, and is a city of progress, and having direct railroad
facilities from the agricultucal districte.
Any favors th~t you may be able to show Kansas city, Mo*
with one of the federal Reserve Banks, would be greatly appreciated.
Yours vary truly




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C A P IT A L
S U R P L U S

$ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .° -?
$ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .< IP ^

C. C. FORDYCE. P r e s d e n t
M . E . N E F F . V . c e P re sid e n t
W m.A .M IN E R . C a sh ie r
H . R . T U L l , A s s t . C a sh ie

J a n /3 G t * u 1914*

Bank

Hon, W.G.Mc 'M oo,
'
Chairman o f the

ia a t io n Committee,

leashingtonf D,G*
tm m r S i r ;

We^iiote from P r e s s re p o rt# th at «. de le g a t J*
o f ban kers f m S t , Jo e e p h /M o , appeared b e fo re you r Committae and
in d ic a te d ti*at tha b anka/tfoca tad on tha B u rlin g to n R a ilr o a d n o rth
o f S t , Joaaph d e s ir e d X M be in clu d ed i n a d i a t r i c t w ith C h icag o .
Bow fh U 9 we h avarn o t made a p e rso n a l irnrestigSLtion aa to tha
w ish es o f e th e r banW rs in t h is s e c t io n wwy p e r s o n a lly * s»ra s t r o n g ly
o f tbe o p in io n t h * t / i& j* o u ld J ? a a t s a r v e otfr
i ti th a K ansas Q i t y A i j t y \ n t wXtH a IPeiieiNiX''lie se rv e Bank lo c a
w h ile we a t t h is p la c e c a r r y an account in Chicago iu&d h are
sin c e t h is bank was o rg a n iz e d , y e t wa f t t l b a t t e r ^6%ufcinted in a
businewe way w ith K ansas C i t y , and th in k th a t thay h are a b a t t e d
un d arstand in g th ara o f our requirem ent* thaA a Chicago con n ection wotM
Aa to what p ro p o rtio n o f the bankera in t h i s seetiO ft would be
o f t h e a aim opinion we a re unabla to i * y r bu t think a, good Mirny would
c o rro b o ra te o«r sta te m e n t,
•<* w r it e thin presum ing th a t the opinion o f the Isanker a in th ia
t e r r i t o r y may b a R ew ired b y you r Committee^




Yovyrst

/

C a sh ie r FitW t H at, Bank o f Ridge wax

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CHARTER No 212.

Jhe BankofAtchison County
A J E . W Y A T T , Pr e s id e n t .

A.M CM ICH AEL, V ice P r e s id e n t .
DEAN T.W Y A TT, C a s h i e r .
O E O . W . B O E T T N E R , A s s t . Ca s h i e r .

R0 <jkPort,M

Hon.W.G.Md^ldoo, Chmirm
rve B a n k \
anlzation Coi
Thington, D

Jan 39th 1914*

ttee,

,,IZ I

Dear
je«t
this

take the liberty of Addressing you on the sufeon.of a Federal Reaert e .Bank „t h j ^ m a M ^ s e r v e

The statement has bsen ma^e to your honorable
committed,’TOat the bank3 of this section %f Missouri wou!d preier
that thiapart of Missouri should be. in, tM.t,exritory,.Qi:..Chicago
Reserve aanlc rather .than in the district tck be served by a Fed­
eral Reserve Bank £& located in Kansas City*
I do not beleivw that such a statement represents
the sentiment of any great number of the country bankers through­
out lorthwest Missouri.
Kansas 01 ty, located aa.
eway of
the great SouthwS3 I., lir1t W OSBBl'S (Tfwie gro.teat agricultural
section of the United States,it seems to be is the ideal place
for a Federal Reserve Bank and could serve a vast territory much
better than any city in the west*
I realize that the rivalry and feeling between
cities have entered intdfche contest for the location of the Fed­
eral*,'Jteserve Banks but when this is taken out of consideration
the fact remains that Kansas City is a splended location for one
the Banks and that fche country bankers of N o t h e m Missouri desire
such location and that this territfftyy be attached to the Kansas
City district.
We do not wish to be presumptuous in the matter
but simply address jrou to add the weight of our testimony in
favor of j^ansas City so that your E^orable Committee can get
^fesr^eninLmei^
y bankers in the matter.




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WESTERN UNION

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S T . J O S E P H C L E A R IN G H O U S E A S S O C I A T I O N
MXLTOKT TO O T L E , J r ., P r e s id e n t
J . T. THEITEEY, YlCB-PRBSIDBNT
W . A. P . MCDONALD, MANAGER




ST. JOSEPH, MO.,

December 24th, 1913»

Jerome Thralls, Esq,, Manager,
Kansas City Clearing House Association,
Kansas City, Mo,
Dear Mr.Thralls:We have your letter of yesterday, and with
reference to the subject matter, I beg to state
that the national banks of our Association joined
in sending to the Secretary of the Treasury a telegram
in the name of the St.Joseph Clearing House
Association, of which the following is a copy:
"The commercial and financial importance
of Kansas City and its geographical situation
make is the logical point for the location of a
Federal Reserve bank.

We would respectfully

submit the claims of Kansas City to the Organization
Committee, with our earnest request that they be
favorably considered.**
It has given us pleasure to send this
telegram and you may rest assured that the matter w ill
be taken up further along the lines indicated in
your letter.
Very truly

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J)oc* 26,1913*
•
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Mr. 3. H. ZiJBBeymn, President,
St. Joseph Clearing House Association,
St. Joseph, Hissouri.
•
Hir Dear Mr. Sicperiaan:*
<
I aw in receipt of your favor of the
K

24th and, on behalf of the bai ks here, wish to thank you
for the support: your Association is giving us in onr
• <

efforts to socupe a Federal Reserve Bank for this terri­
tory, sane to bj& established in Kansas City.
The lion. 33. F. Houston, Secretary of
Agriculture, is a ©ember of the Organizati >n Comraittee and,
without doubt, Hon. Jno. Skelton miliar?©, now Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, will bo made Comptroller of
Currency and \rill be the third member of this Cornmittee.
We will, therefore, greatly appreciate it if you will use
yotir influence with these two gentlemen.
Ihanklng you in advance and with
<
sincere good wishes for siany happy and prosperous years
to you and the




of you* Association, we are,
Yours very truly.

Manager.

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O F F IC E R S & D IR E C TO R S :
JO HN

F . W O L Z , President".
C A P IT A L S T O C K S

H E N R Y W A L T N E R , Vice President*.

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N OR TO N B U R K E H O L D E R .Cashier
GEORGE

WOLZ.

M IC H A EL W O L Z .
OU Y A .TH O M P S O N

Jan-aary 28th, 1914

Hon* W*G.MoAdoo, Chairman,
Reserve Bank Organization,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir:
are much interested in havi
Regional Banks losated in Kansas City./

one of the

>

We are One

Hundred miles Northeast of this City, in the Northern
pat*t of Missouri, and believe our section of the state
would be best served at this great and premising city.
Kansas City is destined to be the Gate Way of the
r
’^
Wast, and we think no mistake would be made in locating
one of these banks at that point*
With sentiments of the highest regard, we are

NB




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H©».W*G.H«AA©o>
Chairman,Reserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washington,D.C.
Dear »ir:
We n©tiee fro* the press report* tkat a delegation from St.Joseph Mo.
appeared, kefere you at Kansas City Mo. and represented tkat tke bank* located
north, of tke Burlington Railroad from St,Joseph through the State of Missouri
d ^ i r e d to ke ineluded in a distfciet with
We feel sure tkatlthey were not fOfstifiM i*1 this representation,
faets do not sustain sueh a claim. We are located in north eentral
Missouri twenty five miles s@ut£ of the Iowa line and about the eenter of the
state east and west and akout Aine tentks of tke business of tkis seetion
naturely goes to Kansas C i t y / Nearly all ©f our live stoek and grain is
skipped to tkat point kenee it is our desire and for tke best interest of
tkis seetion to have one ©f tkese Reserve Banks established at Kansas City,
and w© ©ertainly desire to ke loeated in tke Kansas City district.




Yours very truly

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Deopl

Change
Capital, $ 1 0 ,0 0 0

G. N . B oom , President
J . K . Steen, Vice President
W . M . Beal, Cashier
u. S . Aiibritain, A«st. Cashier

Starves, M o.,

Feby

6W 1914

Hon., W . G . McAdo
Chairnan Reserve Organization Coaroittee,
Washington D • C .
Dear

Sir s

bank

for

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are

Missouri

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Missouri > we

wish to say,

in a

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IX to" be to pur best interests
district with

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City Missouri,




reserve

ftorth ©f the line of the Burlington H.R , thru
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districsy with
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the establishment ©f

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at Kans*

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.A N K IN , V i c e - P

E .N . R A I N E S , C a s h

ie r

r e s id e n t

W .F .R A N K I N , P r

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.

B E R T VOLKER, A s s Y C a

.

T h e F i r s t Na t i o n a l Ba n k .
CAPITAL $50,000.22. SURPLUS AND UNDIVIDED PROFITS $50,000.22

Ta r k i o , M o

m

Tarkio, Mo. , Jan. 29,
Hon. W.G. Mo Adoo, Chairman,

j

j-

Reserve Organization Committee,
Washington, D.C.,
Dear Sir
I t has been suggested to us that we write to you
as to our preference as to the lo c a lity o f the Regional Reserve Bank
which w ill serve us •
We fe e l that Kansas City would be of more benefit to us
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as our reserve c ity than any other, o f the ones suggested to your
committee •
We are of the opinion that Kansas City

is the log ica l place

fo r a reserve bank to be established and that l^obk is established
there we should be in it s d is tr ict •




Yours truly,

I hf ji

Cas. •

h.
s h ie r

.

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JN O . P. STEVENSON, P r e s t .
R. M. STEVENSON, V ic e P r e s t .
GEO. J. STEVENSON, C a s h i e r .
JNO. G. GRAHAM, A s s Y C a s h i e r .

T a r k i o , M o .,

January 30,1914,

Hon•W. G.McAdoo, Chairman
Heserve Bank Organization Committee,
Washingt on, D•C•
Dear S ir :—
I have noticed by some o f the papers that a banker
in this part o f the State went to your committee in Kansas City,and
asked that banks in this part o f the State o f Missouri be placed in
the Chicago te rrito ry .
I take i t that this gentleman spoke for himself and /
/•

his bank,as this bank would much prefer to be in the Kansas City

/

territory,and we are in the very North west part of the Statef only
eight miles from the State lin e of Iowa*
As near as I can learn,most of the banks,in f a c t ,I
might say,nearly a ll o f them,in this Northwest part of Missouri,
are in favor of Kansas City for a Federal Bank,and I think the
second choice would be Chicago,but on account of so much stock
and grain going to Kansas City,our business is largely done there
(very l i t t l e o f it in St .Louis) and some in Chicago* I believe a
canvass o f the bankers in North west Missouri would show that nearly
a ll o f them favor Kansas City fo r a federal bank*




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brs
Pebxmiy 3, 1914.

s in
Your letter of January 30th, saggestine that
Boat of the banks in your territory «ould prefer to be
included in the district to be served by Kansas Oitgr,
has been received and noted, and will be referred to
the Oomitteo

or its consideration*

In this connect ion, circulars have already been
sent to all ban&s applying for membership, in order to
ascertain their sent leant as to where federal Beaerv*
Banks should be established, and v&at diatricta
they should serve*
Hespeotfally,

Secretary,
Eeserve Banlc Organization Oomriittee.

:r. Jno P. Stevenson,
Pros., The Tar&io ?alley Baiic*




Taartcio, Missouri.

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G IL M O R E ,

J . H.

P R H IB tK I

CAPITAL AND

SURPLUS,

C LAW SON,

A

*50,000.00

' t

Hon. W. a. MeAdoo, chairman,
Reserve Bank Association Com.
Washington D. 0
Dear sir:
Refering to the press reports, that a delegation from
St. Joseph appeared before your committee and testified that the
banks north of the Burlington railroad in north Missouri an£
hundred and forty seven in number, desired to be included in a
district with Chicago.
After conversing with a considerable number of bankers
throughout North Missouri, will say, I feel/justified in saying
that most of the banks, and especially those in the central
and northwestern part, favor Kansas city, land the reason is
obvious, since practically all of these banks are trbtktary to
and carry balances there, and the direct railroad facilities,
and the mail facilities, both make Kansas city the m

o

nvf*n1a nt

there.
We cannot understand why St. Joseph should
this matter, and the selection of Kansas city will we feel sure
will be much appreciated by the bankers throughout North
Missouri.




Very sincerely yours

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C A P IT A L

SURPLUS

S T O C K &80,000.00.

$ 20,000 .00.

T r E N T 0 N, M lSSO U R I.

Feb. 10, 1914.

Federal Organization Committee,
C/o Secretary of the Treasury,
Washington, D. C.
Gentlemen:We respectfully direct your attention to
F&nsas City as a logical place for the location of one
of the Federal Reserve Banks.
We have talked to bankers and other busi­
ness men in Northwest Missouri, and can truthfully say
that the consensus of opinion favors such a bank at Kan­
sas City.
The .bulk of cur business is done there, and
it would certainly make us go out of our way to transact
any amount of cur business at any other place.
We will not burden you with statistics, as
you no doubt already have much of this sort of information
on hand, but will simply say that the facts in the case,
as well as the spirit and text of the law, so far as North­
west Missouri is concerned, all point to Kansas City.




Yours truly,

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P. M . MANNON , Presid ent.
P. A , MOWRER ,Vice-Prest.




C.W. M U LLEN IX , C a s h ie r.
S. D. HAYWARD,A s s t.C a s h .

OF UNIONVILLE
CAPITAL $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 . ° °

February 7, 1914.

Hon. W. G. McAdoo, Chairman,
Reserve ^ank Organization Committee,
Washington, D.C.
Dear Sir :~
Believing that you and the other members
of the Organization Committee are desirous of locating
Federal Reserve Banks where they will be of the greatest
service to the whole^ country, and that you welcome opinions
from the banks of iflie Districts to be served, I beg to
suggest that thof opinion of the off icers and directors
of the Citizenfi ^ank of Unionville is that we could best
be served by/having a Federal ^eserve -^ank located at
aansas Citj^ Missouri.

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STEPHENS U.THO.Jk I

G .C .M IL I
THOM AS

President.
J U T , Vi’ce-Prest.

F .O .E L S O '
E .L . M I S A

3 1 3 7.

tshier.
,ssh Cashie

Hon. W. G. McAdoo,
Washington, D. G.
Dear Sir:
We note from some of the pre

representatives

of some of the banking interests in one of our Missot^fi cities
J

has stated that North Missouri banks would not "be ^kvorable
to l&nsas City for one of the Federal Reserve Ba:
We are writing yon to say that Kansas City/would be the
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first choice of this hank for one of the Federal Reserve Banks,
and we believe that a great many of the bankers in this part
of the country would favor Kansas City as first choice.
Yours truly,
THE N A T IO N A L BANK OF U N IO N V IL L B .

/

GCH/M




President.

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Jan*y 29,1914#
Ho n .W .G *McAdoo,Chairman,

V

Reserve lank Organization Committee,
Washington, D.C.
My Dear Sir

We see by the Press reports that some witness before
.jf
your committee has advocated that this section of Missouri be placed
in a district with Chicago as a National Reserve Center, we fell
that our interests jffould be much better cared for in a District

with Kansas City^and personally we would much rather be in a
District with Kansas City than Chicago,.




Very Truly Yours,

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E S T A B L IS H E D

1884.

Regional Bank C©mmittee,
Kansas City, M © •
kentleaen;- In regard to establishing

a Regional Bank f©r this part ©f the

Country we are in fav©r ©f Kansas City for a Regional Bank, as we are ©nly
65 Miles fr©m Kansas City, ani something like 400. miles fr©m Chicago, an#
we are in Baviess County, ani are ab©ut 40 Miles from the Iowa line, ani
about 50 ailes from the Kansas line, an# Kansas City is loeate# best for
us, as most of the business ©f this community is tone at Kansas Uity.
Trusting that Kansas City may get a Regional Ban£, for the 'benefit of
this part of the country, I remain,




Very truly yours,